Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday Rants

Ever since the end of the half marathon I have had a few things on my mind.

Mainly - where do I go from here. I just finished the race I have been planning for since July and there is kind of a let down. I still have a race here at school (a 5K) for the Alumni weekend that I am planning on racing hard since I got second place in it last year plus the Turkey Trot and more races with Winkly and of course I have my senior season of Indoor/Outdoor Track!!

Also I just read this post by Rocks in My Dryer about private journaling and being a mother and a writer. I am not a mother but I do love to write on a personal level as well as blog writing. I think there is a big difference between the personal journal written with a pen and blog writing on the computer. Usually in my personal journal I try to avoid any really negative stuff unless its absolutely necessary.

I have been watching Dean Karnazes running on the treadmill for 48 hours straight and it has gotten me thinking. He is just one man but he has made a difference in so many peoples lives. I just wish sometimes everything could be as simple as running.

On that same line of thinking - why does everyone seem to care more about the new Facebook than the election or even what is going on in the world. Seriously I am just saying that I hate how people don't even pay attention to anything that is happening but as soon as Facebook changes its like a major crisis.

I ran yesterday - 3 miles and it helped to reduce the leg soreness. I wanted to do intervals this morning but the track is still closed for re-sealing and painting. I am still tired - I need some more coffee...

8 comments:

Eric said...

totally agree with you about the facebook situation. The Wall street going down, Irak and Afghanistan out of control, The US creating tension in Bolivia, and the election just around the corner but facebook is more important.

Good luck in you races.

tfh said...

I know the "where do I go from here" feeling. What I like about running is it gives me time to think about the other things you wrote about too-- even to "journal" in my mind without writing. Keep us updated-- if you're running track it sounds like you're going to have a pretty busy schedule!

Marcy said...

Where do you go? A marathon perhaps? ;-) Doesn't need to be ASAP but you know something to look forward too.

*aron* said...

i signed up for marathon #2 the day after #1 so i didnt quite get that feeling :) i like to have something to look forward to and train for! good luck finding out what is next!

Sassy Molassy said...

Dean is crazy. I hadn't heard he was running for 48 hrs straight on a treadmill, but I'm not surprised.

N.D. said...

Usually a few days after a big race I am feeling that way too, and I look for more races and sign up for another big one to keep me going!

Girl on Top said...

I think I will face the same thing after I am done with my half, but I'm going to sign up for something else so I will always have a sense of purpose. Otherwise, I would probably tear my scalp apart.

Mark Salinas said...

I am the only person alive that does not have a FB account! :) Great job with the run!