Friday, April 17, 2009

Flashback Friday: Confessions of Concession

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:
It's been thrilling.

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.


Ian said...

"Instead of running I have:
Played my banjo a lot "
I do that even when I'm running a lot, wait, that was a euphemism, right?

Nitmos said...

You confession brought a tear to my eye. Now get out there and RUN.

And keep flogging the banjo.

Spike said...

lots of talk, no registration. release the banjo from your dominant hand and let it be, roads and trails await.

C said...

Even a broken clock is right twice a day, so I guess Nitmos was due for an intelligent comment at some point in his life. Keep taking advantage of the good weather and things will come around for you.

And thanks for the video link. That was a good laugh. Have a great weekend.

Aileen said...

Put those socks back on!

Race entry fees are ridiculous these days, so I don't blame you. They upped the price for Chicago to $120 this year.

Jess said...

No Back Talk? What is this crap? It's the only reason I read on Fridays. Yea, I get a kick out of you berating other people.

tfh said...

Well, you've reminded me of all the productive, useful things I could be doing if I didn't insist on running so much, that's for sure. Et cetera is the one thing I miss the most.

X-Country2 said...

Hopefully the nice weather kicks your ass to get back out on the road!

Jess said...

Good luck searching for a race and a reason to run!

Ms. V. said...

I love Flashback Fridays. Alas, no it's Saturday here...and I do believe the Dodgers SWEPT the Giants.

M2Marathon said...

Maybe you just need a good old fashioned competition against women to get your running juices the Xenia/Razz/Cross Country variety. Course, you'd probably lose, too.