Friday, February 15, 2008

Takin' a break

Well... the week and a half since my last post has been pretty uneventful (and I'm quite enjoying it!). I gave up TV for Lent, so I've found time for all kinds of other things. We did finally get our Christmas tree down last weekend (I know some of you were concerned about that). It seemed like every time I planned to take it down, something else came up. Of course, I don't feel so bad because I know that one of our neighbors didn't get theirs down until Saturday, too. I've also been reading a lot. I have a bad habit of reading 2 (sometimes 3) books at a time. Most of the time it's not so bad if they're different enough. Right now I'm working a Nora Roberts book - kind of a mystery/love story, and a book called Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes (I hope I spelled that right). I'm not very far into either, but I have to say that Dean is just cracking me up! I'm really looking forward to his story! Who knows? It just might inspire me... I could really use that these days.

In my last post, I commented on not feeling like myself when I run, and I've decided that it's because I'm not enjoying it. For the most part, since the marathon, every time I think about going for a run I get a knot in my stomach. Don't get me wrong - I love running - but right now it's not fun. I've been feeling like I'm out there because I "have" to be, not because I want to be. And I feel like if I'm not there, I'm letting people down. So I've decided to back off and run when I'm ready to run for me, because I want to. While I love the comradarie of running with my group, running is something that I have to do for myself. And even though I miss my "people" and have moments where I miss being out on the trail, my heart just isn't in it right now.

So enough of that... I'm going to a sushi making party tomorrow night with my friend Melissa. I'm so excited! I love eating sushi, but I've never tried to make it myself - it just seems intimidating. So we'll see how it goes! I'm even more excited because Melissa and I haven't done anything together (without our guys and other usual suspects) since before I got married (so at least 2 1/2 years). Of course, we always manage to find trouble when it's just the 2 of us - so this should be interesting!

I should have some pictures and something worth blogging about on Monday. Have a good weekend!


T Z said...

Here's the answer for your running funk. Join us for the Snake run in 3 weeks. These are on the easiest trails on Turkey. Fon't let the pics on my blog scare you. There are no hills, and only 8 rocks the wholeway. two miles out, then turn around for a 4 mile run. Then, you can rest, eat, take a nap, and head out again if you want, or just call it a day. I promise great food, great friends, and a cool shirt. Also, everyone will receive a cool surprise at the end.

Serioulsy, it'd be cool to see you and yer mum again.


Candice said...

I'll certainly think about it! I think Riverside is a huge part of my funk, so maybe some trails will do me some good!

Please let me know if you start to get too close to your 50 person limit so I can make a decision. If I decide not to run (or you run out of spots), I'd be happy to help out with an aid station or something.


T Z said...

Right now, there are only 13 spots left. I have ordered 50 shirts, plus a few extras for volunteers. I probably will let more than 50 enter, but will have shirts for only 50. Let's hope for nice rain, and not too cold. As for volunteers, I could use a few more. You could help all day, or just an hour....either way is fine.