Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Enjoying Time Off From Running ... I Think

It's almost December and my self-assigned month-long vacation from running. I may have given myself a head start this week though. I've been out of town in Tampa again since Sunday night, and it's been a bit busy at work. Still, 3 consecutive 6:00 am wakeup calls have not resulted in any runs yet, but I'm definitely going to give it another fair shot tomorrow morning!

In the meantime, I haven't felt terribly guilty about not running, but I have sort of missed it. I've also missed not having much to write about! Plus I'd hate to think I packed all my running stuff and will fly home tomorrow night w/o using any of it. Maybe something good will happen tomorrow morning!

Hey, has anyone read this post from Donald about next year's Mardi Gras marathon (and half marathon) on Feb 5th? I know I've already passed on Austin, which is on Feb 19th, but the first major run after Katrina does sound like it will have some historical significance and could be an interesting event for those running it. Apart from the usual charity donations, I personally haven't done much else, and this might be one small opportunity for a "show of support". Practically speaking, I don't know how much of an impact this can have, but perhaps every little bit helps? Anyone else considering this run, or already signed up?

8 comments:

Susan said...

I don't know much about that marathon. Run tomorrow so you don't come home feeling too guilty : )

E-Speed said...

like the video. Lola Rennt is a great movie. I also love the actress!

hope you have a good run!

Thomas said...

How can you run a marathon in February if you're taking a running vacation in December?

Just12Finish said...

Good question Thomas! It'll be a really SLOOOW marathon considering my Dec vacation.

Actually, the practical option is to run the half instead, which I can do with some reasonably decent training in January.

Al Carter said...

Love the Run Lola Run video - very appropos!
Good luck and don't mind Thomas..you can do it! A friend of mine recently ran the Philly marathon - he showed up to run the attendant 8K - havong never run longer then 10K in his life - he is very fit though - but he changed his mind at the last minute and ran a sub 4 hour marathon!

D said...

There is just something a bit unfair about a person intending to run a 10k, changing their mind, running the marathon, and coming in under 4! LOL. Have a good run!

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Deene said...

I hope you got a chance to break out your running clothes before going home. Enjoy your break!