Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Well, I'm out

Hey all! Sorry again about the crappy, crappy updates to the blog. Actually, they aren't crappy as there haven't been any.

I've concluded that I'm out for any racing on June 2. I haven't been running much, by which I mean not at all. I haven't run in weeks. Papers and finals put a good smackdown onto most working out, and then the weather got all nice here (unusual in Madison where it is usually far too cold or far too warm), and I've been out on the bike. So no running for me. It has all been for naught.

I originally planed to get re-BodPodded right about now to see how the body comp has changed, but I can tell you just from a simple squeezing of my belly or a glimpse in the mirror that my body composition has changed, and not in a manner that I'm happy with. I guess when you go from running 40-50 miles a week to not doing much, getting stressed out, and then having a goodly number of end-of-semester happy hours that is to be expected.

There may be a few more blog posts, but this site will likely disappear in the near future so as to not serve as an eternal monument to my failure!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Wow, I'm a crappy blogger!

So looking at the blog today, I realized that it has been weeks since I have posted anything. This is mainly due to the fact that there is little to report on, but is also because I have been busy with school. Really busy. In one 36 hour stretch later this week I have a 15 page, a 12 page, a 3 page, and a 2 page paper due, as well as a homework assignment. I should be working on all of those right now, but I'm really having a hard time with the 15 pager, so I'll update you instead!

My leg continues to heal and I actually went for a three mile run this past week. The leg felt fine during the run, unfortunately the lungs did not! My physical therapist thinks that I can run the marathon, but probably not at the pace that I was hoping for. However, I think I am going to take a pass on it. Since the stress fracture I have had a very hard time motivating for any sort of training, and have also been pretty busy. I think that I could do the race, but it would not be pleasant for me, nor would it meet my goals and expectations. With that in mind, I think I'm pulling the plug on it. I may still go down to South Bend that weekend and run either the half-marathon or the 10k, but I am still not sure about that.

That's all for now, back to the paper....