I hate admitting when idiots are right, but this is one of those few occasions.
First, the idiot accused me of whining about not running as I had planned over the weekend when I was stating the facts. And as I said then, I'm just not into running enough at the moment to go out in shitty weather.
But the fact remains that I have not been very motivated to run, and the idiot's recent post caused me to examine why.
One major reason is because unlike the last two years, I am not training for a race right now. In the past, my goodly employer paid my entrance fee to the Cleveland Marathon, but this year the economy has forced him to abandon that nice side benefit.
I was holding out hope for a while that the rumors weren't true, and I even considered running the full marathon for a time. I even started using the "training" tag in January. But as reality set in, so did my sloth.
Instead of running I have:
However, the nicer weather of late has gotten my running juices flowing again, but I still don't have a race to train for on my schedule. I'm going to post a DNB at Cleveland. Instead I'll explore some alternate races. Variety is the spice of life, as the man says.
Another trail run last night. It kicked my ass. Maybe if I'd run more often that wouldn't happen.
I'm still running without socks. Unibroue has been my flavor of late.
No Back Talk today.
Happy Hour is a state of mind, teammates. Have a good Friday and a fine weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers.