Tuesday, December 21, 2010

15 Days Until Departure...

...That's what Delta tells me regarding my upcoming flight to Florida.  Why am I going to Florida?  Oh that's right...the Ragnar Relay Race.  The race that I have barely had time to train for.  YIKES.  That countdown was quite a bit of a wake up call for me.  I need to start running about 5 miles daily and get in 8+ mile runs on the weekend.

Can't wait to run across this bridge...
Did I mention I'm burnt out from running?

I brought this up to a coworker a few days ago (he's an avid runner during the summer) and asked him how to deal.  He brought up a very interesting question: Am I burnt out from running or burnt out from the stress of trying to find the time to run and still have a life?  Yeah...I'm gonna go with the second one.  I LOVE the feeling of completing a run (notice how I didn't say I loved the feeling of running?  Not quite there yet...), but I don't like feeling like all I do in my day is wake up, work, come home, run, go to sleep.  It brings me back to the talk of balance.  I have none.  I can't wait until there is more sunlight in the day.  I think it will help!

That being said, I am SO GLAD that I signed up for this race.  It has kept my mind focused on losing weight and trying to stay active.  Without it I'm afraid I would've permanently fallen off the wagon.  I can't wait to report back on how it went!


  1. Can you get squeeze a run in during the morning? Even if you break up your miles for the day? If I get a run in even a short one in the morning, I feel less stressed over the "when am I gonna run?" after work, homework, kids....

    Good Luck finding that balance. Let me know where it is so I can look for it too!

  2. Can't wait to har all about it. Happy training and great race to you Becky!!

  3. If you miss a couple of runs for sanity's sake, it will all be ok. It's about running across that bridge you've been dreaming about, looking at a beautiful blue sky. It's not about time and speed.

  4. My co-worker is organizing a team for Ragnar this fall in Minnesota. Good luck, can't wait to hear how it goes!! :)