Self discipline with random pics

I was a complete slacker last week in the blogging area of my life.  I had lots of stress I just didn’t want to vent about and or sound crappy while writing about things that should make me happy!! 
I am still working through the “situation” but have come to terms with what is going on and looking forward.  I will not let it control me and how I feel on a daily basis.  I need to be the best me at all times!!!
Be prepared, this post contains random pictures I wanted to share but have no real topic to insert them with!  So I am just putting them wherever I want to because it’s my blog and I can!  🙂

In other news….I went for a “longer” run Sunday!  It was 58° here!!!!  Hell yeah!!!  So I had to get in a good run and wear shorts on last time this year!!!  We headed to the ‘rents and started the run there.  They live in town so it was a nice change of scenery!  We also forgot how much more ground it seems like you cover when running around a town as opposed to the country!!  I am really trying to just enjoy the run so I am getting bad about not even taking pics while out!!  I need to get better at that!! 
Felt so good!!!
Oh and my computer is acting crazy!!!  My Garmin Connect won’t work!!!!  UGH!!  This means I can’t sync!!  I am having to manually input my runs so I don’t lose them.  I don’t mind this apart from the fact I won’t have elevation and splits.
10 vs 34 …hmmmmm
So I have been doing a great job of not racing!  I turned away from the Turkey Trot and the local 5k!!  I didn’t run them at all!!  Ttttttthhheeeennnn….yesterday happened.  I signed up for races!  Lol!!
First up Spruce Scoot 10k this weekend in Bristol, IN!  Yes, I haven’t been running much lately and now I am running a 10k plus I have already thought about a PR.  I know I am capable of it.  The last 10k I raced was in August and I had a severely sprained ankle.  I just have to run under 9 min/mile and I will PR…I can do that…I hope!  This race is half paved/half trail so it should be a lot of fun!  Plus, it is on a Christmas Tree Farm!!  They are also having a 5k and Half Marathon so I am excited to watch everyone race!  Anyone going to come run this with me???
These crazies are 2 of my employees
Second race this month is The Huff which I know I have mentioned a couple of times on here already so it should be no surprise!  I am really pumped for this!!!
Third I found a New Years Day run!!  Middlebury Resolution Run is at 10am on NYD!!  I am excited to have my first race of 2015 happen on 1/1!!  This is just a 5k though so it is going to HURT!!! 
She didn’t like when I complained about the dirty table!
Lastly…I found a half on 3/1 I want to do!  It is pretty local and near the middle of my marathon training plan.  I haven’t signed up for this yet but am most likely going to do so.  A runner friend of mine is thinking about doing this as her FIRST half and she said she would be ok with me pacing/partnering up with her for it.  I am pumped about being able to help her through her first half EVER!!  This also means I will be able to take it a little easier than running on my own, while training for my marathon!  <–See avoiding the race pressure!!!
Now that sums up how much self discipline I have when it comes down to not racing doesn’t it????  In my defense, they are all local and cheap!  Can’t ask for a better combo!
Do you have a race this weekend?
Are you running on NYD?
You ever feel random as random gets?

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8 thoughts on “Self discipline with random pics

  1. Weird! I wonder if Garmin's support can help you, since that's pretty strange. That's frustrating though!

    Your upcoming race schedule looks great. I don't know if I'll be in Raleigh or Orlando or Columbus for New Year's Day (complicated, I know), so I haven't signed up for a NYD race yet.

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  2. I've been having the same Garmin Connect issues!!!!!! Luckily my Garmin can sync via bluetooth but it is annoying. I haven't installed the latest update though, so I wonder if it has to do with that. Have you installed the latest update yet?

    So exciting that your friend is going to run her first half!! That's the best!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your stress, but having races lined up is a great mood-improver I find 🙂
    I'd love to run on Christmas day and New Year's day but I'm not sure if I will as Ben still won't be running and it seems a little mean to him 😦 We'll see!

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