Thought for the Day

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Here we go again...

I started last year with three marathons in three weeks, and I'm starting this year with the same three marathons, one after the other. The difference is that last year I was at least a little bit prepared before I started the set. My total running mileage for all of December was 13.
Oh, well, I'm not going to be setting any new personal records this month. I hadn't planned to do this, but this is the way it played out.
I had agreed to be a pace group leader, for runners trying to make it in 4:15, at the Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon, as I have for the past three years. I was sick much of the time for the past six weeks, but this marathon is coming up this weekend, on the 17th.
I am running the Carlsbad Marathon on the 24th as part of the massive Glucomotive presence there, probably about 50 runners, many of them diabetic.
Then diabetic mountaineering legend and Ironman Sebastien Sasseville and diabetic Ironman Brian Foster will be in town for a conference and will run the Desert Classic Marathon while they're here on the 30th. I could hardly not show up for that event, and as long as I'm there, I might as well run the marathon.
It really seems as if I have no choice. I wonder how so many people avoid running marathons.


PJ said...

That made me smile. :)

Sean said...

See u down in Carlsbad! Got out for a good run with Carlson, Nero and others down in Palm Springs this past Sunday. If you're still up for 24 hrs of Utah in March, give me a shout.

Jen said...

love it :). I hope I one day get your love for running.