I think I must have been on another planet while writing my last post when it was 60 degrees because now I'm back on Planet Reality where it's 43 degrees colder and I've slithered back into hibernation mode. My ass has been firmly backed up against my wood stove with cravings of mid day power naps and mac and cheese. I'm finding it hard to get outside to run especially if the temps are below 30 which is odd for me (I used to run in anything) and here's why. It's difficult to MAF run in the winter when it's icy cold outside, keeping your heart rate pretty darn low without getting really cold pretty darn quick even with a ton of layers. I've been stickin' with MAF running since November 9th TOTALLY dedicated to the plan with every run in the required zones. Thanks Kerrie for checking in and keeping me motivated when I've wanted to jump ship a few times and helping me stick to the plan by explaining stuff and answering my questions.
MAF running, I'm learning is all about discipline and the willingness to suck it up and resist the temptation of running too hard too much too soon. My goal is to get to February 9th which will give me 3 solid months of honest base run training. I'm hoping it pays off so that when it's time to add some intensity,I'll be primed and ready to roll.
I'm looking forward to 2009 and some of the changes it will bring. A few things are certain:
1. I will be racing my entire season in some capacity in memory of Margaret Nervegna
4. I have a new steed to ride for 2009 and it's currently sitting in a corner at the custom painters waiting for something er..... in pink????? Ha!
I guess I really don't have any resolutions per say but will strive to take control of things that I can while simultaneously learning to let go of stuff that has no real importance, positive impact or truly matters at the end of a day. I'm hoping in doing this it makes me happier, stronger and gives me a sense of contentment which in turn can be redirected toward others around me in a positive manner. I think this is something that doesn't come so easy (for me anyway) and I will have to work toward this! So.....
here's to a fresh new year!!! I'm always up for a challenge, aren't you?