I had made up my mind over the last few days that this time around, I would run just to run. No schedule, no races, just running however long I felt that day. Why would I do this you might ask? Because I feel like that is where I fell through these last few months. I would notice I didn't have time to run x miles one day, and I would feel discouraged and wouldn't run at all and thus, I became a couch potato. So this time, I would run as often as possible, however far I could in the time I had!
Of course, that won't work...
I walked into my room today, and was promptly asked by one of my roommates and his girlfriend if I was going to run the Big D marathon in April with them. Of course I can't say no, because I already bailed on them doing the warrior dash last weekend. So now I am back in the training grind, this time for good. I know I will have more than enough time to run this next semester, because I scheduled it to give me more time between classes. So now I have a new countdown clock, 140 days, and my first marathon.
I ran a solid 2.5 miles today, mostly into wind. Its odd, even though I am coming back from a lengthy break I have started better than I ever have before. Usually with wind I move pretty slow, but today I was cutting through it and it felt great! My face became slightly numb, but hey, its defrosted now and I can feel it so no trip to the emergency room!
So there you have it, another marathon in sights, maybe this time I will be able to do it!