I decided that I'm going to have to plan my days out better. I almost took an entire week off of running, which was terrible. I don't have any valid excuses for it, besides getting into the school thing again. I really should not be dropping excuses though, because I'm committed to this, so I need to act like it. I'm going to. I'm just going to have to try harder and make a bigger difference or else I'm never going to finish. However, if I actually push myself, I'll both finish this goal and make a huge difference in my life.
I'm thinking about doing the Goofy's Challenge in the Disney Marathon (http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/events/eventDetail/detail?name=WdwMarathonDetailPage&pid=pip-0-0). It is a half marathon on the Saturday, followed by a full marathon on Sunday morning. That would be 13.1 miles Saturday and 26.2 miles on Sunday. Now, that's a huge goal. I realize that. I think that if I make a huge goal like that, it'll help me validate my longer runs when I really would rather just be doing something else. I'm not sure where my motivation is sometimes. I think that I really want to find a great race to do, but it's just hard right now. I need to do more research and whatnot... I just haven't. I've found a few races that I'm interested in, but it has been tough to find people to participate with me... or even travel with me. It's just a little depressing to have to go alone and lodge alone, then run alone and drive back alone. I'm sure it wouldn't be so bad. I need to join a running club or something. I just wish I actually knew more runners.
I've been thinking about the Nike+. It's getting closer and closer to time to get new shoes... and I really want some device that will be able to track my miles so that I don't have to fiddle with the obnoxiousness of mapmyrun.com. I've heard many positive things about the Nike+ ...most of what I have read seems really great. I just watched a few videos about it, actually. I haven't read much about other tracking devices and, of course, know that I am going to have to do my complete research before I make any such purchase. I guess I'm just wondering how to find information that is straightforward and unbiased. Is that even a reality? ha.
I've become completely immersed in running now. I read about running, think about running, talk about running... and run. I think that's not so bad. It might be okay to be a full blown runner. I guess I might be able to call myself a runner. lol. That's crazy to say. I guess it's a big deal, or something....
Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 136.09 miles/71 days
To go: 863.91 miles/294 days