Thursday, November 21, 2013

Running ragged and loving it.

Yeah... well...
Where to begin?
I you've not heard a peep from me in some time.

I swear I need another me to do all that I need or want to do.

However most of my "need to dos" are really just things that I want to do.

I'm blessed to have a job that has a regular 8 hour work day. I am not sure though who thought 8 hours was a good amount of time to work each day.

My work commute is rather short.

I don't have any children to tend to.

I have a tiny apartment so there's no need for hours of house keeping.

Yet I do not know where my time goes.

This summer I was out and about enjoying every hour of warm daylight. A lot of this time was spent running. Not running errands, just running, like for exercise.

Last year when I got into the New York City marathon I started logging in some good miles. Sandy cancelled that marathon. In the mean time I had won free entry into the Miami Marathon in February of 2013- so I just kept on training right through the winter. Then Lee decided he wanted in on the action and he signed up for the Nashville marathon. Of course there was no sitting back watching him have all the fun so I decided to do that one too.

I could have stopped there but noooooo. I decided I should try to get into the San Francisco women's Nike marathon. Now this was purely for the bling. At the finish line you get a Tiffany & Co. sterling silver necklace designed just for the event. Not only that but hunky firemen await you with these trays of necklaces. Well I got into that race too. I was a bit nervous as I still had the New York marathon to complete only 2 weeks after San Francisco.

These are the hunky firemen

The bling

Anyway the New York marathon came and went a few weeks ago. It was every bit as fabulous as I had dreamed!

Going for the "WIN"
Yay! Done!

Oh and I forgot to mention... I also did The Oakly's 10K run, Giants 5K run, a Warrior Run, the 5th Avenue mile run, the Tunnel to Towers 5K, the Hobokken City Challenge, the Brooklyn 10K, the Staten Island half marathon and the Philly half marathon all completed since June 2013.

I'm not telling you this to toot my own horn. Well maybe a little, I'm kinda proud I can run these distances. After all, I'm the former "fat kid" that couldn't even run a mile during my youth.

This is my favorite runner meb keflezighi. I like him because he is nice and can run FAST!

 He waved at me at the NYC Marathon Opening Ceremonies.

I have just come to love running, and yes, I may have went a little overboard this year. That being said it has left me no time for creating much of anything. Now my mind is paying the price. I'm itching and squirming to make/paint something.

Tell me how you handle the day to day and still have the time to create.


1 comment:

  1. Community! I have two tribes of women who keep me accountable to my creative and my sensual self and once those two parts of me are getting and doing what they truly desire, the rest sorts itself out.