Last week I registered for the St. George Marathon. I find out next month if I make it in. Everyone feel free to hold your breath until then. Also, in December, I had toe surgery and due to my complete inability to run gained almost 15 lbs in the 3 and half months it took to recover (I know, gasp, right?!) At any rate, I now am allowed to run and am signing up for every race I can possibly find to get me out and running. Starting completely over is harder than I thought it would be, much harder. The other problem is my schedule. My sweet husband goes in to work at about 6 AM most days. This means that yours truly has to drag her delicate behind out of bed shortly before 5 AM(!) in order to be back in time. I don't think I can emphasize enough how much I despise 5 AM and all that is associated with it (dark, cold, sooooo sleepy). I remember from a time when I was having a little more success with this that I actually love when I can get into this routine. I get to run first thing and feel great all day and I have all sorts of time to be uber productive while the kiddies are still dozing. I have done this before. I know can do it, except that I don't seem to be able to. Instead I end up trying to squeeze in runs at all sort of odd and inconvenient times during the day and invariably missing one or two a week because I simply can't get my act together. This is completely unacceptable. I pledge here and now to cowboy up. I figure if you all know about my quest then perhaps me and my slacker attitude can get it together, if only to save face.
PS. One of my dearest friends just started a great blog about body and workout issues, probably out of frustration born simply from having me as a friend but we'll all pretend it's just general information. It's great so far and you can find it here.