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.
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!