My blog feed has been filled with everyone writing their 2013 recaps or 2014 goals/aspirations/resolutions/… As for me, I’m not really feeling that contemplative at the moment. Maybe in the next few days I’ll have some thoughts on what I want out of the New Year, but for now I’ve got a one-track mind focused on the Rocky Raccoon 100 in 31 days.
I did WAY too little running in December, and now I’m stuck trying to figure out how on earth I’m going to complete the RR100. In most respects, I’m starting from scratch. Seriously. I ran 12 miles on Sunday, and my legs felt like I had raced a marathon. I ran 13 miles yesterday, and my quads were not happy about it. I shouldn’t be sore from those distances, but I am. And since I’ve learned that there’s little use in regretting the past, all I can do is figure out what I can get done in the next four and a half weeks. Assuming I can crank the mileage back up, I’ll need to taper at least a week before the race, effectively leaving me with about three weeks to train for this race. We’ll see what happens!
In non-running news, my wife and I finally went and got iPhones. So long android, hello Siri. I took my inaugural selfie during my run yesterday – it’s a lot easier to do with a phone that has a forward facing camera!
Have I ever mentioned that I like Texas? Seriously. December 31st and I was running outside in shorts and a short sleeved shirt, with the sun shining down on me. (we’ll just ignore that the temperature is supposed to drop from the current 64f/18C down to 28f/-2C by 7am tomorrow morning)