Thursday, February 24, 2011

Busy-ness is not a friend to running

This week has been nuts and next week is not looking much better! I know I am entirely too busy when I don't have time to get a run in, or at the end of the day, I don't have a run left in me. Last week, I think my total mileage was less than 15 miles and this week, I'm at 9.5 miles with only two days left. Ugh!

This is what happens to my running when there is no race on the horizon, thus I continue to preach the importance of having something to work toward to keep you accountable. If you want to start running, but don't think you "have time" - signing up for a race forces you to MAKE time. No one wants to shell out the cash for a race and be a no show or not be able to do your best!

So, next week, I will be committing to a race in March. I'm pretty sure my next 1/2 will be in April in Nashville, but I will also be seeking out something before then. I'm open to suggestions if there's a 10K nearby.

Happy weekend!


  1. not really nearby for you, but the Azalea Trail 10k in Mobile is a GREAT 10k. March 26th Flat and FAST!

    March 19th is the Spring Fever Chase in Fairhope, AL - it's hilly so it would be good prep for Nashville.

    and Nashville - hills, hills, hills my friend. :)
    Pensacola also has a half in April - fyi

  2. I agree with Ginny...the ATR is a great race to do.

    I totally agree with you!! I can talk myself into being "lazy" with my daily run if I don't have something to shoot for. Recognizing this is a step forward...even if you make 3 back! Good job...NEVER give up...