The horses get to sleep all they want (like this poor fellow) but for me, it's on my feet or at my desk either on the phone or pushing mountains of paperwork around all day long. This is also the time of year where I have at least one panic attack in the middle of the night, because at 2 am I seem to believe that I've misplaced something in that large mountain of paper.
And if I'm not with the horses, I'm thinking about running and "what does it all mean?" Isn't that what we do in the winter? You sit around, revisiting the races of the past year, analyzing and picking apart every good and bad run. If you're not, I'll have what you're having because I'm totally in that spot. I'm obsessing over the boyfriend known as running.
In other news...it's that and mulling over my Ironman tattoo that I still haven't gotten yet. Good news is I have the design ready and the spot, just haven't made the plunge. Soon.
So, with that said, I figured that I would come to my little corner of the internet and make a proclamation.
In 2014, I want to PR my half marathon and marathon time. I would enjoy a 5 - 10 minute slice into each of those which is completely doable but it'll take some seriously unpleasant moments on hills, at the track and also down through my local main street where I've nearly barfed on at least 5 occasions. Nearly, but I've kept it classy, it hasn't actually happened. It's also not trying if you don't think your heart might explode. Right? Please say that you thought your chest might explode in at least one 5K. If not, maybe I should see a physician. Just kidding. Kinda.
I wish that I were one of the genetically blessed by I'm not. I have to work hard for every minute I cut. It's never been easy but it's always been rewarding when I get it right. I might possibly look like a giraffe but I want to be the big goofy giraffe that PR'd.
Part of my leaving behind my old times is leaving behind my 10 minute runs. They're necessary still sometimes but they won't be a part of my long term diet like they were before. This small run above wasn't easy. Not nearly as easy as I wanted it to be. But I tried hard and my heart didn't explode.
Anybody else out there wanna do something a little better in 2014??