Oh, hi! You’re still here?

Well, well, well…  It’s been long enough since I’ve been here that I’m having to completely re-learn the toolbar at the top of this little window.  That’s fun.  Honestly, the first thing that came to mind when I started thinking (a week ago) “I really need to get back to blogging” was that part at the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when he comes down the hall saying “You’re still here?  It’s over.  Go home.”  Only don’t go home, it isn’t over.  I’m just getting started all over again again.

It’s also been long enough since I’ve run consistently that I’m having to re-learn some of that.  Not the least of which are The Two Cs of Running (and everything): Consistency and Commitment.

I have no excuses or explanations for what happened to me with running in 2014.  I just didn’t.  Well, I did.  I ran a total of 192 miles for the year.  An average of 1.9 miles per day only without any consistency.  At. All.  But that was then and this is now and I am committed to consistency. I am an overall better version of myself when I run consistently, and I like being that person.

Plus 2015 is somewhat of a watershed year for me.  I turn 50 this year!  And I really am ‘exclamation point excited’ about it. I’m getting a bicycle for my birthday.  One of those nifty cruiser bikes with a basket on the handlebars that I can ride up and down the Greenline just for fun. And to overcome an adulthood aversion to cycling.
No, I won’t be registering for any triathlons.  Ever.  I have no desire to do that. I admire triathletes, I have friends who are triathletes, I don’t need to join that particular club.

I do have some running goals for the year.
I’d like to get my 5K and 10K pace down to a consistent 10 minute mile.
I’d like to get my half marathon time down to 2:30:00.
Towards that end I’m going to sit down with a running coach and work out a training program.  This will provide both guidance and accountability.

I’m also going to get my Race Director Certification through RRCA.  This will require time management more than anything else.  Okay, it will require me not talking myself out of it or coming up with half a dozen excuses not to.  So I’m putting it “Out There” here.  Feel free to nag.  Step One is funding the registration fee. I’d like to be registered and started on this by my birthday (February 21st).

And coming here at least weekly is another part of accountability for me.
I love writing/blogging, and frankly I’ve missed it.  I’ve missed having Stats to track and seeing how many people read a given post and where they’re from. In order to have that I have to write.  And because this is a blog about my adventures in running there have to be such adventures in order to blog.

I’ve also entered the Run The Edge 2,015 in 2015 Challenge with one of my running friends and HCRP. Actually I entered it because of Renee (running friend).  Were it not for her I would have blown the whole idea off.  So Thanks Renee!

So for those who’ve stuck around waiting to see if/when I was ever going to post again: Thank you!  I’m back. And I’m glad you’re still here.