"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back pain in the ass!

With less than a week to go before Berryman I can't believe that I hurt my back! It is not as bad as it has been in the past which is good because if it were I wouldn't be able to walk across the room in under 5 minutes without going through excruciating pain. Sometimes I think hurting less is worse though. It tricks me into thinking I am ok so then I do more than I should and that is when I am quickly reminded that I should be taking it easy. That is what I am going to do take it easy right up to the race. If I am not ready by now there is nothing I can do about it now.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Long Winters Nap

I am finally shaking off the rust accumulated over the winter. I was really starting to worry if I was going to be able to return to last years level of fitness. I set some goals for my self this year and I was really starting to doubt if they were realistic. Some are some aren't. We'll see how everything works out at the end of the season. Two of my goals are to run a 20 minute 5k and a 40 minute 10k. I am getting faster with more consistent training, and after Berryman I will be able to focus more on these goals. The only problem is that I do not plan to run as many 5 and 10k's this year so I won't have many chances for success.
Two things I need to do are lose weight (20-30 lbs) and keep running through the winter. I really feel like I could be good at running if I actually put some effort into my training instead of the lackadaisical approach I have been using.