One great things that friends do is point out to you when your wrong…and they usually do it in a nice way. My friend Steve is my phone buddy…he moved awhile back but we chat every weekend, and trade texts about our long runs: “My legs felt doughy and I was passed by a 4 year old on a tricycle, how about you?” He emailed me and said “you’ve done Boston, you should move on.”
He’s right. I had to admit it. I’m busting my butt trying to hit a bucket list item I’ve done 4 times over. I have so many runs I want to do, that next year I should shoot for something else. I’ll push it at my marathon, but I refuse to be bummed if I don’t get the time I am hoping for. And, it may sound like an excuse, but I’ve had a lot of runs this training cycle not go as planned.
Anyhow, I have those other bucket list items. I still want to do more states. I don’t know that I’ll get them all, but I’d like to shoot for a few more. I’d like to do a few of the Texas races I’ve never done. I want to run the Blue Ridge marathon someday. I want to run a marathon in Maine. I want to run St George again. I want to keep up my pattern I’ve established the last couple years of a fall race and a spring race, and pacing the Austin marathon in between. You get the idea…there’s still so much out there that it is time for me to move on from one race. It’s a bit liberating actually.
Time to hit the work again. I see a latte in my future. A certain little boy refused his inhaler for his cough last night and at about 4 different times during the night woke us and declared “All done sleep.” I don’t know about you, but my sleep is NOT done at 1:18 am.