Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Not So Triumphant Return

As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't posted anything. In a while. Ugh.

If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you probably know that when I'm passionate about something, when I'm confident and feeling good about something, I tend to be at my best. And that's true about writing. My best blog posts are when I've been passionate and confident and want to share.

The opposite is also true. When my heart's not into something, it's tough for me to hide that - particularly in my writing. Now, I'm not saying that my heart hasn't been into running in the last seven weeks or so but I certainly do not feel confident about my summer. I've hardly run. I've not kept up anywhere near the frenetic pace I was at through May. Hence, the slowdown in posts.

I wanted to say sorry for that and for just abandoning you all and hope that you'll continue reading. I do want to pick up where I'd left off, particularly since the San Francisco Marathon is this week.

So, in terms of running, my summer has consisted basically of this:

2-3 days of running in the middle of the week
a long run on the weekend.

I've actually done well to get in my long runs. I ran 18 miles sometime in June and on July 8 ran 20 miles. It was actually a pretty good run - the latter - and gave me hope that San Francisco won't be a total failure. Yeah, I've been dreading my performance come Sunday. Part of me thinks that I will flame out and finish with my worst time but another part of me is confident that I'll at least beat my 2010 time. I think I've made that my goal, to finish the race with a 4:38:50 or better.

Anyway, I didn't really have much to add right now other than saying sorry for vanishing and also trying to explain my absence. I'll be back this week though, will try and post every day before the marathon so please keep an eye out for that.


Amanda said...

Glad to see your back. And that you didn't find the edge of the earth and fall off, you're still here and you'll do find on Sunday. Remember the beauty of the course and just plan to drink that in. Great memories are going to be made worst or best time, just live it :)

Redhead Running said...

Sometimes we all need a break LB! Glad to have you back at it!

tahoegirl said...

been wondering where you have been. good luck this weekend.

Sarah said...

Summer is hard to balance with kids out of school, heat, etc. You are awesome and are going to do fantastic in SF!

Whitney said...

I feel the same way about my running blog. I don't have much to say about my weekend long runs in the hot, hot sun. Or my early morning 3 milers. Or my twice a week Zumba. Or my new diet pill kick that helped me cheat my way to 5 lbs off in 3 weeks. So I haven't had a real post in a few months. Oh well!

Anyway, you are going to rock on Sunday. I know it.