A Fresh Start

Seriously, where did November come from?  Slow down!!!

It’s been almost 3 weeks since my half marathon and they have been 3 busy, erratic and lethargic weeks.  I have had some trouble mustering up motivation lately.   I have completed my 3 runs per week like planned but they have not exactly been quality runs.    Not to mention that my eating habits have taken a nosedive.  Enough is enough.

Today is the bright shiny start of a new month and the end of my lethargy.  (Fingers crossed)  As today is Friday and work is usually crazier, I did not plan to run just to eat a hell of a lot better than I have been.  Mission semi accomplished.   It’s a good thing I planned on running tomorrow and not today as I would have had to cancel and that would have just made me cranky. 


Last minute pirate…that’s fairy tale right?


 Yesterday ( Halloween!), we dressed up and had a potluck and that was the great part of the day.  However at 3:30 the network crashed and we lost all internet connectivity.  Well crap.  We left as usual hoping that it would be fixed by this morning.  No such luck.  We ran the entire day with no computers.  About the only thing the computers could do without the network was tell us the time.  And we lost our phones.   I think I put more minutes on my cell phone today calling other locations than I have in the last 3 months.  Poor phone.   So, yeah, work ran over today, I didn’t even get home until almost 8.  :(

 I think that part of my ennui was that I really wanted to find another half marathon to do before the end of the year, but couldn’t find one that fit with my schedule or budget.   Also with the time change coming, in years past I have always become a much bigger Slacker in November and December.  This year I want to be better than previous years, I am hoping that this blog will help keep me accountable!  Call me out if I get too lazy!!!!


New goal?

I have been looking at various running challenges for November and I may do one. I will post when I make up my mind.   I want to look more in depth tonight and tomorrow before I decide. I will post when I make up my mind. As for races, Spooner’s Cove 5 mile Trail Run, here I come!!!! C and I are also looking at a 10K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning :)

So here’s to be being a little less of a Slacker going forward!

I hope everyone had an amazing Halloween!

Anyone else DVR’ing the New York marathon like me this weekend?   I know, I’m a big nerd!

Bad Math

Happy All Hallows Eve Eve?


I started to feel icky Sunday evening and Monday morning was no better.  I had to drag myself out of bed in order to get ready for work.   I still packed all my running gear though.   I was so lying to myself!!!   It was overcast and wet while I drove to work, but no rain.   5 hours later, the skies opened up and dumped; rain!!!!!!   Nowhere near enough to affect the drought but it was awesome to see.  I was also surprised at how quickly the street outside flooded.   An added bonus was that I finally decided to not run.   I figured rain plus feeling crappy did not make a good combo.  So I drove home, made it to the comfy chair and crashed.

Tuesday morning, I was just as tired.  I was not feeling like an evening of volleyball.  However I knew we were down 2 players so I dragged myself there.  I always wear shorts and knee socks to play volleyball, but this night, I figured I would try capris and maybe stay a little warmer.  Never again!  I don’t care how damn cold it is, I am wearing my shorts.  My kneepads were pulling down my pants, and my pants were trying to take my damn underwear with them.  I was terrified I was going to flash some poor person.   Add the constant pant pulling up and my lack of enthusiasm, being down 2 people and it did not make for a good night.  We lost both games.  I just wanted to sleep. :(

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With the time change coming on Sunday, I know that I will be unable to run outside after work next week.   The roads are too narrow in the town where I work, and the lake park has just a few too many transients to feel safe running in the dark.  So it will be the start of treadmill evenings for me.  Boo!!!!  Today I was still tired and cranky but I hit the lake path after work for a very short 2.5 miles.  It had been a few days since I had run so I aimed for short and sweet.  As it was, I made it back to my car in full twilight.    I may have done another lap had it been lighter.   My legs felt tired and stiff but the run felt good.  It was colder than I planned, my ears were freezing!

About as fall as we get

About as fall as we get

I headed home so I could put some things together for tomorrow’s Halloween costume and potluck.  I am finishing my evening by watching Nova’s Marathon Challenge.    Hoping for some motivation to fight this lethargic-ness I have been feeling.


Anyone have any plans for Halloween?