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Running, Essentially . . .

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Sacramento, ready or not

If you have been following my blog, you may have started to wonder where and when I was planning to run my marathon.  Fairly early on in the short history of my blogging, I mentioned Sacramento in this POST. However, with my new, very busy job, I was not sure whether I could get the time off.  Although, I began to find myself resolving to run the marathon, even if I had to fly out for a 2-day weekend.  Thankfully, I am able to take 3 days off so we will spend a couple of days in San Francisco after the race.  The marathon is called the California International Marathon or CIM.

Three years ago, I ran a 30K in Sacramento in 2 hours and 15 minutes.  I was very disappointed with my time.   Well my outlook is quite different now, and my former running self seems like skin, I’ve long since shed.  I suppose the aging process has a lot to do with the surreal aspect of feeling disconnected from the vigour of former days.  Anyhow, I am excited and am looking at this marathon as Phase One, with the next marathon to be faster.  I have to start somewhere and time is not on my side, as Ed Whitlock has said of his running adventures.

Clark County 30K (Sacramento)

I was supposed to run home from work tonight but something came up at work and I was there until 9:30 p.m.  But, I am an eternal optimist and I tell myself that something good will come out of missing this workout 🙂  The week is becoming a much easier week than planned.

Take care everyone and think nice thoughts!