My obsessions are getting the best of me. And unlike my shopping and martini obsessions, this was not the good kind. I do not walk away from this obsession with Jimmy Choos or a horny husband. I was unable to sleep last night because I couldn’t remember when I last raced. My brain said June, at the San Diego Marathon, but that didn’t seem right. Sadly, it’s true.
As much as I love posting about birdy porn and donkey butt, I need to get some races in. I need them to gauge my progress and keep me on schedule, but mostly I need to run because that is what I do. I am Runner Susan. (Well, when I’m not being squinty-eyed pirate drunken Susan or Kenza’s mother, or any of my other handles)
I have a lot of work ahead of me. I’m still very slow, even following the plan. But I will do what I need to get to the level I used to be at. While running only 3 days a week right now is nice, my goal is to move up to 5 days of running. My legs feel strong during my runs, the weather is getting cooler, and I have a smart donkey to run by my side. I’m ready for this.
Sept 23 – Tour De Fleur 10k
October 15 – Waterworks 25k
Nov 11 – The Dallas Half Marathon
Dec 10 – White Rock Half Marathon (or Vegas, hmm)
Jan 14 – Houston Half Marathon
Feb 18 – Austin Half or Full Marathon
After the Tour de Fleur, I’ll assign time goals for each race. But for right now, I’m going to enjoy the early fall weather and this feeling of getting stronger, and the fact that there’s another season of Project Runway to keep me going.
UPDATE: Check out the latest and greatest on the Complete Running Network.