Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September 30, 2008 - back to reality

well, that weekend trip was tons of fun. the runs were great and i accomplished what i needed most: find a way to enjoy running again, find a way to feel a sense of accomplishment and happiness, have a visit with family, and take a break to clear my mind and refocus my attention on some major prioritizing and decisions for my life ahead over the next few months.

i only had 2 hours of sleep last night, so i was not really in any condition to run or swim. i ran 1k to get myself to work on time for an early meeting and the legs felt fine.

i am dreading the official Oct 1 weight in tomorrow morning. i know i have gained at least 5 pounds this month, even though i ran 4 marathons (3 official ones) in the past 15 days.

October will feature the unique 20k run known as Cape to Cabot www.capetocabot.com , a run that has captured quite a bit of attention in eastern Canada, and an event that will actually be filmed by CTV for a documentary. i'd love to place in the top 3 and get myself some tv coverage, but i'm thinking a top ten score would be more realistic. i'd like to run this very challenging course in under 90 minutes, which based on last year's stats, would get me in the top 10.

i'm also going to focus more on nutrition this month as well as long distance running and swimming. i need to get more of this weight off that i have gained due to hormones.

should be an interesting month ahead.


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