Poignant Irrelevance

Sunday, January 22, 2006

another weekend of running-failure (aka i didn't run long). great. great. just great.
tonight i signed up for the 10k that marked my first ever race last year. maybe this will motivate me--the first anniversary of pinning a racing bib onto my shirt. i will lift in a few minutes. its cold here, feels like 4 degrees. i hate it. i ate things this weekend that washed out my good mid-week discipline. i hate it. i hate starting over.

i re-read this entry. i actually had a good weekend, but its getting to the point where if i don't run long i feel like a failure. i have to make running take a precedence. it is an outlet that i miss a lot.


  • Well, if this running journey has taught you anything, it's that there are ups and downs, right? And that one failure doesn't spell a larger failure. You'll get out there and run long, or figure out a way to make it work for you.

    Pull out last year's race bib and look at it for inspiration!

    By Blogger Megan, at 8:07 PM  

  • Hi!
    Run long, run short, just run!

    By Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick, at 8:19 PM  

  • Maybe you just have to schedule the time on your calendar? This weather sucks for staying motivated, I guess I should be thankful I have had the marathon to train for or otherwise I wouldn't have gotten out for half the runs this winter!

    By Blogger Rae, at 10:00 PM  

  • I always have to have a goal (e.g. race) to keep me motivated, especially when the weather drops below freezing. But Dawn's got it right, "run long, run short, just run!"

    By Blogger Jack, at 3:02 AM  

  • Don't look at it as if doing something bad erases the good you have done - it's not true and it sets you up to think "why bother" and give up. Every time you eat right or run ten feet it ADDS to your health.

    By Blogger M@rla, at 7:15 AM  

  • Signing up for the race was the right thing to do. I know I always need a goal out there to shoot for, however short term it is. Go for it.

    By Blogger Darrell, at 9:33 AM  

  • Don't get yourself into that "long or nothing" mindset - do what feels good and what makes you want to do it again because THAT'S what's going to put you on the road to lifetime fitness and health.

    By Blogger Denise, at 4:34 PM  

  • It's normal to go through a phase when running just isn't as exciting as it was before. A race is all you need to get back into the spirit. Starting over is exciting - attack it!

    By Blogger Nic, at 3:41 PM  

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