Its the weekbefore Christmas. I am clamoring to get to the last day before holidays, as the year's demands are noticable. My short runs have dwindled to 5 ks and my long run is 10 k. In an attempt to simplify my life, I have given myself slack for the purpose of recapturing my love for this part of my life.
Some things have changed this year. My time is more pressed, I am working over 40 hours a week, going to school and I am spending less time with other people because of all this. I have stopped wearing my Garmin as well, with more of a need to jsut get out and stop timing myself with pressure to get it done. I change my running goal mid-run more often too. Not sure what all these changes mean, but i know that I am sticking to it, and building from here.
Since my dismal results at the marathon in October, I think I have seem my limitations and felt some discouragement from this. i will charge on, but to regain my previous achievments seems daunting. I know I have gained some weight, not a lot, but this may also factor back in to things. I could stand to lose 5-7 pound comfortably as well, and my asthma has been noticeably more bothersome in the last year stemming back from being around a dog Christmas 2011!
Want to say a Merry Christmas to you all, and thanks for stoping by, even though my blogging is less consistent than in past years.