Housekeeping, part 1: If you're kind enough to be visiting from a home decor, crafts, design or organizing site, then you might feel more at home with my other blog, Struggling to be Stylish. On the other hand, if you enjoy the mutterings of a reluctant runner, be my guest and read on.
Last weekend's 8 miles passed pleasantly and without pain, so I guess this marathon is not a totally dead duck yet. I do still need to get myself out the door for this weekend's effort, but that's a small detail I'm ignoring as I sit here in comfort with laptop and mug of tea, watching Sunday afternoon tick away :)
My head is still spinning regarding a number of strands of my life, of which serious running training is just one. I'm grateful to Shelley, who last week wisely commented: "I can only focus on a few things at a time, myself... The older I get the more I realise it's no longer time vs. money, but time vs money vs energy." Well said, Shelley.
Housekeeping, part 2: So, on the assumption I'm not ready to give up completely just yet, I've found a few draft posts from this time last year when I first started blogging about my (planned) path from 6-miler to marathon queen. For completeness, I'm going to post these during the next few days and back-date them, so if any out-of-sync ramblings appear in your blog reader or RSS feed, my apologies, and I hope you can filter them out.
Meanwhile, when I've found the answer to my knees, my career, and a paint color for my home office, I'll be back.
Struggler is a 37 38 year old Brit now living happily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Having watched her husband complete his first marathon in July 2009, a few days later she signed up for 26.2 miles in Napa Valley in March 2010. Knee problems have since led her to defer this goal until 2011.
One day, Struggler would like to know what if feels like to run a mile in less than 109.5 9 minutes. Until then, she just keeps putting one foot in front of the other.