To be honest, I’ve not been the most fun person to be around this season. I’m not sure why, but I’ve been a touch blue and I haven’t been able to channel the holiday spirit. I feel as though I’ve just been going through the motions. I haven’t blogged much, I haven’t commented much and I certainly haven’t been running much. And so the scheme was continuing.
My plan was to run with Richard for 10-miles at 5:15 AM then pick up and run 3 more miles with Cindy and Deana at 7. Seemed like a foolproof plan until I work up at 4 am and it was 21 degrees and windy as hell. Richard beat me to the phone and called and canceled. I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn’t because I was mad at myself. I let that damn self-saboteur brainwash me again. I’m so easy.
So, as I contemplated canceling my 3-mile run, I pouted, whined and read some blogs. When I checked my comments, I had a nice surprise. A comment from a delurker who said I inspired her to run a half marathon. Oh my God. If I can inspire someone to run a half marathon, then there is no way in hell I was going sit on my ass, (the real one, not the furry one), and let the cold weather beat me.
Kim, I thank you. Your comment inspired me to run my 7.15 miles in 23-degree temperatures this morning. It also did more than that, it reminded me why we all blog to begin with – to inspire, entertain and learn from each other. Blogging is a very self-centered environment, one that suits me nicely I might add, but if you don’t visit or comment on other blogs then it all seems a bit diminished.
That is where I’ve fallen short, finding inspiration from all of you, and I want to change that. I want to change a lot of things, but I’ll start with finding that old comment whore and shoe pornographer who started blogging several years ago. Maybe somewhere along the line I’ll find that inspiration to train and like I did back then.