Twice this week I’ve attempted to put myself back on the running spot. Twice I’ve succeeded. Wait, what?!? More »
So like I alluded to previously in another post, I’m just going to forego the resolutions altogether. In their place, something more concrete can be established: outright goals! However, these are going to be assigned with a minor twist. Instead of simply making a goal, I might as well throw a bonus of sorts in with each one. A bonus in the sense of a hope: an additional goal that is above and beyond the original goal. This way, the goals can be something realistic and achievable (as they should be), but they also come with an added challenge if the original goal is too easily achievable.
So. First goal of the year!
I always keep talking about posting more, and I always keep failing at that. Less of a promise now, and more just a hope that I will. My weeks pan out to busier than they expect to be, and on the ones that I’m free, I’m too lazy to do anything with them. I could afford to mix it up a tad, or something. I’ll just add that to the never ending list of “notes to self.”
Last week wasn’t too bad, aside from the exhaustion part of it. Friday before last (7/23/2010) I participated in the Canalfest 4-mile Tim Frank Memorial run and added that to my growing repertoire of completed road races. I’m far from being able to jog/run an entire race, but a) my pace is slowly picking up with each road race, and b) I’m slowly making it farther at the initial run of the race before I have to take a walking break. With my latest road race last Wednesday (the Ronald McDonald House 5K, despite complications1), I finally slipped under the 12-min mile average pace, and I was pushing something along a 10’ish-minute mile for the entire first mile. I was rather pumped by this news! However, between the close temporal proximity of those two road races and the “fun run” practice run I did on Monday2, I really had no energy left for the week and my tibialis anterior was a little sore and tender from all the work.
Adrienne came up and crashed for the weekend, as we had pre-planned with Greg and Kelly to attend the Kings of Leon concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday evening, showcasing the opening bands The Stills and Built to Spill. At $70 a ticket, the show was a bit pricy. I only caught half of The Stills on stage3, but they were great to see nonetheless. Built to Spill was much as I was expecting, considering their latest album There is No Enemy is what I’ve heard the most of from them. Kings of Leon was fairly good, but I’m not a huge listener of their music4, and their rock became somewhat predictable as I listened to their songs I was unfamiliar with. And as Adrienne said, the fireworks at the end were pretty paltry for a rock concert5. All in all, good show all around, but probably not worth the money shelled out for the tickets.
There’s more stuff I’d like to dip into, but my shitty sleeping repertoire lately is causing me to try to rectify that situation and become better rested so I can recover a little more effectively from this new attempt at a running habit. I think those other posts will just have to wait on an expectant attempt to post repeatedly this week as long as I can remember to!