Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I like to read running blogs...they inspire me...i like to know what's going on in the trailrunning world...but i definitely hate being on the sidelines...and not really making any race plans. It's frustrating. There was a time when I used to spend a lot of time daydreaming about this race or that race and if i could fit this race in I daydream about the training I wish i could do...and running 30km for fun again...and when my next race might be and if i'll be in shape like I was before my injury first appeared 16 months ago. Dang I hope so...there are so many cool races and trail runs i want to do...i've just scratched the surface...1 season of trailrunning/racing under my belt...what a tease!

Running is coming along...albeit slowly...what used to be an "easy" or moderate pace is now hard...a 10 km run is long for me...i miss the days when a short run was like 20km! All my runs have been feeling pretty slow and puttering along and last night I was fed up with it. I decided to pick up the pace and see what these legs/feet could do! I have to say, it was the best i've felt running in a long long time...almost felt like the good ol i might finally be starting to get back to what I feel is normal for me!

Seems like everyone out there is posting their big fancy race plans for the upcoming season...and i'm still deciding what my first race might be...


  1. Patience,It takes a while to come back to your past years fitness.We are all living to get back to where we once were at. It has become a yearly cycle for me to get back to where I was at the year before. Glad to see that youi are still hungry to race.As I said....Be Pateient!!!Cam.

  2. I have been there and am going through the same thing. After backing off for a year waiting for a hamstring to heal, I have started doing a series of shorter runs more frequently and am slowly easing up to longer distances.

    I guess we can only do what feels right with our bodies and move on. I have found it kind of liberating not having a race scheduled, still running but no pressure to keep a training schedule. It makes running pure and fun again.