Saturday, April 23, 2016

Portrait of an Old Lady

See this old lady? I don't know how old she is, alot older than me and I'm 57. She is in a 10 day race and got 157 miles in the first 3 days. Awesome!

I hope to be like that in a decade or two.

In the mean time, I am entered in 3 multi-day marathons this year. And in two weeks, I'm going to try a 50 mile race. Strangely, all that has held me back from going to a multi-day marathon has fallen away. It seems like my blister prone toes won't be an issue.

I have been feeling unreasonably fantastic for about 2 weeks. I think it is because I learned a way to do daily "energy hygiene." That is, if the world is just energy, then I can keep my energy pattern free of negative accumulation. And keeping my pattern refreshed is my responsibility.

I feel better about publicly stepping a little outside the lines and feeling good about it; not guilty or shamed. I've my entire life lived outwardly inside the lines but inside been outraged by the lines. Now, I'm a tiny bit more daring. Like being more myself at work, displaying my natural personality. No more egg shells.

Like, this is not the world's most meaningful blog post. But I am posting it anyway. Maybe some day I'll be wise, but don't hold your breath.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Marathon Vacation Dream

I have a dream:

I am a vacation deprived person so some things need to be abbreviated. I don't have the resources to do a 6 day Mainly Marathons race. But I could do 4 days; and that makes more sense if flying to Denver.

That is my dream for this September. I'm already going on a 3 day marathon vacation in July.

Last Saturday, I did not start a race. Mostly too lazy to get out of bed and drive to it. There was a tiny bit of road construction which helped me decide not to fool with it. It was only a 25k anyway.

 I ran 21 miles by myself instead. On Sunday, I ran a private marathon by myself. Last weekend, I ran 30 miles on Saturday and 14.4 miles on Sunday. The last weekend of March I ran 2 private marathons.

I think I will be able to complete the 50 mile run coming up in 3 weeks. I haven't done a 50 mile race in about 18 months. I wonder how I'll do. I'm in great shape.