Since for the last few years I've been stuck in a married limbo hell, and now the divorce is finally over, I want to really shake up my life this year...change it up big time. It's like when you quit smoking, it's recommended that that you change up your routine, so you don't have all the familiar cues and associations with former times to smoke. I think I need to do something drastic like this to get used to my new identity as Ms. S. Red. My running has been real ho-hum, lately, so I'm going to shake that up. I don't give a rat's ass about running fast, so I'm just going to run longer. I'm a few weeks away from laying down the race fee for the Mohican 50 mile portion of the Mohican 100. My discretionary income is such that if I'm going to lay down good money earned from the work cave, then I'm committed to carrying it out. Financial commitments scare me--literally, my hands will be quivering over the "pay now" button, sweat running down my back, before I can muster the courage to take the plunge. I'm going to pay good money to, essentially, hurt myself.
I'll be training with Chef Bill Bailey and Bob. We're all 50 mile virgins, so it should be fun. Now, how do I find the time to run more on less time? I'm working full time now. How do I not take time away from my kids? Fortunately, on weeks that they're with their dad, I can devote more time to running, so I'll have a built in rest days when the kids are with me. I'll have to plan my time very carefully to balance running, work, and family life, but I'd like to accept the challenge.
It really seems impossible right now, but we'll see. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on what do about the unsolicited blog crap spam I'm getting? Am I going to have to make my blog private?