So as I've struggled to motivate to run since Boston, I've also struggled to chronicle my struggles in here.....so it would seem that my running and my writing about my running are somehow connected?
This is also a particularly difficult part of the year for me. My school year is running down, and I find as my students become less and less motivated to do their work, I have to ramp up my motivation and enthusiasm to try to compensate. The effort tends to leave me a bit drained by the time I leave school in the afternoon and I have a hard time mustering up the energy to lace 'em up and hit the road.
In addition, my chorus is preparing for a big competition in early July out in Portland, OR, and there's a lot of work to be done to be ready for weekly rehearsals. To make matters more interesting, I just got promoted to the front row, so I have additional preparation for that.
Add to that and the lack of any semblance of a training schedule (right now), and I've got a whole big bunch of First World Problems (thanks, Gingerfoxx!!!) getting in my way.
The fact is, school will be over in 26 days, my chorus competition will be over on July 6th, and I'll be back on a training schedule to get ready for the ING Hartford Marathon starting on June 10th, so everything will be going back to "normal" again very soon.........and that means NO MORE EXCUSES!!!!!
So before I pick my little guy up from school today and get him ready for his baseball game, I'm going to get out there and run......and I'm going to keep running..........because it keeps me sane, balanced, and fit. Because it helps me to be a better teacher, singer, friend, brother, uncle, son, father, husband, and man.
Because it's a part of me.......and it's something I simply love to do!
See you all out there on the road!