Time Flies..when you’ve got 80’s music and running mojo

I don’t know where time goes, but I find myself surprised whenever a new week has started.  This is probably because I’m unemployed and the days start morphing together into one giant day and then I can’t tell where one day ends and the next one begins. 

Nice run-on sentence, SAButterfly. 

How about I recap the weekend?  I went on my first visit to Lake Tahoe for some skiing – well, really it became a trip to Tahoe for some drinking, but who’s checking? Winking smile  The skiing conditions were straight up horrible.  The kind where all the snow melts during the day and then freezes into slick ice overnight.  Yeah, needless to say, my rookie ass didn’t go anywhere near that mountain.  The weekend was fun nonetheless.  We were in a pretty awesome house with four other couples who we don’t know very well, so it was a good way to get me out of my comfort zone. 

The 80’s Prom we attended definitely helped. Party smile

My true colors shine through when the music comes on and I can dance the night away (and avoid conversation?).    I think I need to get over the idea that I’m boring because I end up feeling like I have nothing to talk about.  Which really just means I need to find cool things to do (hobbies, a JOB??!!, etc.).  

Which brings me to my half marathon training. 

A friend of mine helped reinvigorate my running mojo and ran with me (twice!) last week. I didn’t think I’d like running with a partner because I felt pressure to keep up, etc. But her and I run at a similar pace and I actually really enjoyed it.

Due to hangovers and dangerous road conditions, I didn’t get my long run in this weekend and made myself do it today instead.  I ran 5.2 miles at a 9:46min/mi pace!  I am pumped!  I know it’s not the most impressive pace, but since I haven’t really ran in almost two years I can’t help but be excited that I’m picking up where I left off (pace-wise, definitely not distance-wise).  I ran my first halfie two years ago with a time of 2:13:13 – around a 10min/mile.  Time to push myself to make my goal happen.  Maybe sub-2 halfie is a bit lofty, but I think there’s something to the whole “shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” bit.  I mean – even if I don’t reach my sub-2:00 goal, I’ll still have finished a halfie (even if I have to crawl across the finish line)!  Right?

xoxo, SAButterfly

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About thesabutterfly

A 20-something trying to find her way..
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