I know, I know. I haven’t been writing much…er, I mean, I haven’t been writing AT ALL!
So sue me. I’ve been in a fog recently.
Yeah, I’ve been pretty lazy about keeping up on my running/vegetarianism blog, but what can I do. I’m writing NOW, so enjoy it. Despite not writing about it, I have completed the first 4 weeks of my Half Marathon trainer!
The last couple of weeks, I have been a damn Debbie Downer…well, maybe more like a Depressed Douglas. Some days have been hard to even get out of bed, much less complete tasks, yet, I’ve completed every run as prescribed by the No-Meat-Athlete Trainer I’m using. In fact, after I go on these runs, I feel better, happier, and ready to get things going. For some reason, I can’t get into that mindset BEFORE the run. I know the run will help me feel better, yet it is hard to get motivated.
Speaking of getting motivated, cooking has been a HUGE DRAG! I’ve gotten bogged down into making the same thing, over and over, yet I have dozens of new recipes I’ve collected from various blogs and books that I haven’t attempted yet. Why? Maybe because I don’t want to fail. If I fail cooking something, then I get hungry. If I get hungry, then I get irritated. If I get irritated, then I become a jerk and may snap at somebody, and if I snap at somebody, I lose a friend, and if I lose a friend, I’ll be more lonely.
See, perfect logic for not cooking anything new!
Well, now that I see that in writing, I can see how ridicules that logic looks.
Ich bin ein Fooliner! (That’s JFK pigeon German for, I am a fool)
So back to the running. It feels great, as long as I have the proper nutrition before and after. If not, I can feel it during the run and probably the next day too. Yet, I’m not really sore. If I sit in one position for a while, my left leg stiffens up, but that’s about it. I have no complaints during the run, and I’ve yet to feel any pain.
Running feels so good that I’m even thinking about doing another Half Marathon a mere 6 weeks after the Monumental I’m running on November 3rd. Is this a good idea?
In other news, all of my trombones sound great, especially when I’m playing them and work has been steady for the most part, so that is nice.
Thanks for checking out the blog, and there will be more very soon!