Hey, hey hey! It’s a snowy Saturday night here in Virginia and I’m watching some playoff football. This seems like a pretty good time to post a little something. Welp, I didn’t make it all that far and now it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m watching some playoff football. How time flies!
As of now, I’m treating 2019 a little differently. They are resolutions or anything like that. Jen and I have a mantra. We are DOERS! It’s basically about being a go-getter type and doing things now, rather than putting them off. We’ve been doing a bit of work around the house, mostly related to moving furniture around and tidying up, organizing, etc. I’m supposed to put some shelving up in Kayli’s room today, but football. We’ll see what wins.
As far as running goes, I’m not being a go-getter type at all. Week 1 of 2019 was a total of 15.3 miles and this week I’ve run 16.9 miles, unless I decide to run today (it’s a bit icy). What’s up with all of these non-round numbers? That’s so unlike me.
I’ve mostly stuck to social runs or any occasion quick one on the treadmill. I haven’t run any long runs, or any tempos or any track workouts. If the post-run involves coffee, I’m likely to attend.
My non-running workouts have been going well. I’ve quietly gotten a bit stronger than when I started. I FEEL stronger too, and that’s big. I think it helps that I’m not “saving myself” for any runs right now. On kettlebell days, the kettlebells come first.
I think this week I’m going to run fast at least once. I also think I might try a 10 mile run. I don’t feel any urgency to do these things, but I’m getting a little itchy. It’s really cool to not have a training plan. This isn’t going to last forever and soon I should know how long it might last.
I’ll be figuring out my race calendar this month. I’d like to quit my job and run races all the time, but that’s not in the cards. I hope to run at least one marathon and at least two races that involve some travel. I also hope that some of my races lead to meeting up with some of you “regulars” that I’ve gotten to know through virtual conversation. We shall see…