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Spring Changes!

Hello all – happy spring…err or maybe summer? It’s supposed to hit almost 80 degrees this week. Kind of crazy for March.

But, I will NOT complain about warm weather while in the midst of marathon training. That would be absurd. I will simply say, thank you, thank you, thank you – over and over again.

Before I get into a marathon training update, I’ll explain why I’ve been gone again. There were some major changes in my life. I started a new job a little over two weeks ago – and as you can imagine – that was a pretty big deal. I had been at my last job for almost three years, but an amazing opportunity came along at an organization I REALLY love, and a position that basically rocks. After a lot of hemming and hawing, and talking over the pros and cons with my husband and family, I finally accepted the job and gave my notice.

I’m not exactly what you would call good with change. I like my routines, my schedules, knowing what’s going on, etc. So starting a new job was somewhat stressful and a big adjustment. Hence, the blogging fell to the bottom of the list. But I’ve still been reading and running, so now I’ll try to catch up. Last thing I want to say on the job front is that I’m VERY happy with the decision I made. I know it’s only been a few weeks and I still have a lot of learning to do, but so far this has been a great change! And I want to thank my husband, my friends and my family for all supporting me in making this decision, and listening to me go on and on questioning my choice. It was the right one!

And Now Onto Running
On the running front, things have been progressing. I won’t lie and say that I’ve stuck to my training plan 100%. I’m currently at around 215 miles in week 9 of my training plan. There have only been two weeks where I did NOT reach my weekly mileage goal. The first was due to illness and the second was due to St. Patrick’s day. I just completely messed up my schedule last week and left too much running to happen on the weekend, and then of course I was exhausted. But we had fun!

We hit the parade and then enjoyed a full day out in NYC – so running was kind of forgotten.

But I am trying to get back to the plan this week.  I ran 7 miles on Tuesday and 4 miles this morning. I have a 7 miler planned for tomorrow, 3 miles on Friday, and then a lovely 17 miles on the schedule for Saturday. Of course, it’s supposed to rain this weekend – the only rainy days this week.  I’m hoping the Saturday forecast might be a little wrong and some of the nice Friday weather will hold on until Saturday.

All in all, I am feeling a little bit better running-wise. My legs are finally losing their lead and I am getting back some of my speed. It’s still not feeling easy or as easy as it has been in the past, but I’m hoping I’m getting there. Hubby’s training is also going very well. He is running four days a week and has been following his plan pretty closely too. I’m hoping we’ll both have a great race on May 27!!

How are you enjoying this spring weather? Have you changed jobs in the past year – did it stress you out a lil bit? Who’s running a spring marathon – how is training going?!!

Have a great Wednesday all!


Nothing Great to Say

Hi all. I wasn’t going to post today. Why? Because I didn’t really feel I had anything great to say. I didn’t run yesterday – shocker. I didn’t make anything particularly exciting to eat (and yes, our gas is still broken and I have no stove/oven), and I don’t have a book review to share.

So – I figured no one would want to hear from me. But…I also kind of felt like writing. Sometimes it’s just cathartic. So I decided to write this blog post anyway. I mean, the name of my blog is just a jumping off point, but it shouldn’t really limit what I can say.  Right?

So what’s on my mind today. Changes. There seems to be a lot of them happening all around me. Do you ever feel that way. That you’re just standing there watching everything change and morph before your very eyes?

To start, my boss gave her resignation last week, so swallowing that news was pretty big. After the initial shock, then I began thinking about how my life at my job will change – probably more work, maybe a new boss, etc. If I’m being honest, I’ll say that I’m not all that great with change. So these thoughts kind of started to weigh me down.

Second – I’ve been noticing lots of changes in the blog world. Some bloggers have gone missing (sadness) or decided to stop blogging altogether. Just when I get in my groove of checking my favorite blogs each day, then they up and disappear. I know blogging is an ever-changing world. Admittedly, I too have been that missing blogger. And some day, I’ll probably even be that blogger that signs off for good. But it’s still kind of like losing a friend. 😦

Third – big trips (even vacations) tend to make me a little nervous at first. Once I’m actually on the trip I relax, but all the stuff leading up to it gives me anxiety. I typically tend to think that a) I’m going to forget something major (like my passport)  b) we’re going to miss our flight or it will be cancelled and c) I’ve forgotten to plan some crucial aspect of the trip – like reserve a hotel. So until Sunday night when I am on that plane, I’m probably going to be a bit of a nutcase.

And fourth – I feel kind of lost without a marathon to train for. I actually feel jealous of my friend who is running the Bay State Marathon in October. I know that sounds kind of sick, but training for a marathon has become kind of like a cherished routine for me now. It provides that motivation and that big goal that I’ve found I really like and need. It’s a constant in my life and I actually really miss it.

So that’s where my head is today. I’m trying to stay sane and focused in the midst of many changes. I actually think this vacation is coming at a very opportune time. I need to get away for a bit.

What about you? Do you like change? How do you cope with it? Are there any big life changes happening for you right now?