running quandry

It must be a symptom of spring, I really really want to run outside.  I can’t quite yet because there is still snow and ice spots and I don’t want to run in the middle of the road so I get on the treadmill and do that.  Recently I’ve been getting notes from friends about cool 5K races coming up and while I want to run, somehow a 5K has become ‘so last year’ in a way because everyone around me is doing a half marathon AT LEAST!  I know for sure that there are probably 100:1 people I know that don’t run v run any distance but the runners are the ones my brain focuses in on.


In my far past I was a fast XC runner, sub 18min personal best and that included hills.  I had a great coach, a great team, and I was training daily and running a race every weekend.  I just spent 20 min looking for a link to the state rankings in my senior year where I believe I was #200 in the state but it is missing (in that 20min I could have done a 5k and got a drink…).  Anyway, back then I never thought of running more than a 5k but now that just seems like a baby distance because of the distance runners around me.  All about perspective I suppose.  I think that I will do a race or two this year,  most likely a 5k, I think it is important for the kids to see their mom do active and competitive things.  I have to strike a balance in training because I don’t want (and can’t have without sitters) too much time away from them, but, I also don’t want to embarrass myself at a race.  That is the #1 reason I won’t do a marathon – they take real training so I will put that on the list of things to do after I have time – that will be someday after all 3 children can independently wipe their own bottoms but hopefully before they are all in college.


Right now I would settle for a whole hour to actually run outside because currently my treadmill time is highly scheduled around when I can get kidcare and before meltdown nap time.  Tons better than no time, but not as good as real running freedom.


Anyone want to run a 5k with me?


Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Two Cats and a Brewing Bucket

My husband, our two cats, and I have been home brewers since 2015. This blog will follow our adventures in brewing and in life. Enjoy!

Unbound Roots

planting knowledge one seed at a time

With Love Kate

k a t e . s h a w

Gayle McEnroe

Engage, Encourage, Empower


crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life

The Boeskool

Jesus, Politics, and Bathroom Humor...


Little Things Make Us Happy

Katy Stuff

crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life

Cee's Photography

Learning and teaching the art of composition.

Talking to Myself

I know you're wondering why I called you all here...

Patrick Rothfuss – Blog

crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life


crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life

The Writing Rose

crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life

Fashion's Sense

crafts, diy, kids, humor and stay at home life

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Sincerely Kate

The Obsessive Blog of a Compulsive Pen Pal

%d bloggers like this: