Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Still Waiting

Hey All. I have a bit of good news and a bit of bad news.

The good news is I finally finished my Christmas shopping. It took me ‘til now to complete all the gift buying, paper wrapping, and card writing. I didn’t know how much of a procrastinator I am until tonight when I finished my shopping just as the guards were just about to lock up. (Truthfully, I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to spend a night in a department store…)

As for the bad news, I still haven’t found my R.L.F.S.T. Apparently Santa couldn’t ask his elves to built one for me in their workshop but I’d have to find one myself if I wanted to see one for Christmas this year. Sigh. I guess I’ll have to settle for something much more mundane for Santa to bring down the chimney this year.

In other news. I think I’m almost ready to get back to training. I’ve been getting the urge to hit the road even when the temps been in the single digits outside. I think that means my body’s fully recovered. I’m planning to do my first miles in three weeks this weekend and ease back to base training next week. But since I don’t plan on having good enough weather to run on most days of the week, and I don’t own a treadmill, I’ll have to sign up for a monthly membership at the gym just so I can use the running carousel from hell. Feels like such a waste to me, but I know motivation alone won’t be enough to get me to Boston. I actually have to run, and train, and all of that. I haven’t made up a training schedule yet, but I know it must be done by the end of the month since it’s already less than 17 weeks to race day.

Hmmm…gives me something to think about over Christmas. Meanwhile, I’m still holding out hope that my very own R.L.F.S.T. will magically appear in my room tomorrow morning so I won’t have to worry about the weather throwing a wrench into my marathon training. Here’s to hoping anyways.

Hoping everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas to all.

9 comments:

D10 said...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Glad you are starting to feel motivated again. I am sure you body appreciates the rest.

J said...

Merry Christmas! SO glad you got all your Christmas shopping - its a mad house out there on the roads and at the stores. The weather is supposed to warm up a bit so outside running might be possible!

Julianne said...

Merry Christmas!! I can't believe you haven't gotten your R.L.F.S.T. yet!!! Well, still one more day til Christmas!

nwgdc said...

Merry Christmas!

Ahh, come on. Admit it. You like braving the outdoors. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, right? And snottier. (Not in a bad way do I mean "snottier," but in nose-drainage "snottier.")

aron said...

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!

Cowboy Hazel said...

The conditions out there on the roads have been pretty bad lately. I think you're smart to go with the gym membership. I definitely would if I was training for Boston. But, hey, who knows, maybe your super-treadmill will show up under the tree after all... Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas, Lam! I'm trying to get back into my outdoor running and hope to see you in Central Park soon :)

Run For Life said...

Merry Christmas, I hope your day was great!!! Sorry Santa disappointed you this year. ;) Good luck with the upcoming training.

ECrunnergirl said...

Running carousal from hell? That is GREAT! I love that description!! It does take single digit temps to get me on that dreadmill....and even then, it needs to be windy and cloudy :=} Good luck at the gym!! Looking forward to following your training!!

 
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