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time to rest


new york city in 7 weeks

Been knocked out the past couple of days, a combination of fatigue and the heat.  The past couple of weeks of training culminating with last Saturday’s half and subsequent workouts in this current heat wave we’re having along with a busy week at work did me in.  The sore throat was a sign I needed to recover a little, and that’s what I’m doing.  Will play it ear the next couple of days in hopes of being ready for Sunday’s XC race.  A good dress rehearsal for taper time.


good feeling


Short but, one of, if not the best run I’ve had in awhile, 7 miles to the art museum and back up the main thoroughfare in my neighborhood to my place.  Just felt smooth and easy, maybe because of the warmer temps, the good footing underneath without the snow, or I was feeling good even before the run. Nothing holding me back tonight.

running while i wait


Haven’t posted in a few days but have been running, but losing track of how much I’m running and when.  Did 8 miles each of the past 2 days, then 7 mile tonight through downtown Buffalo. Been running every day, actually, taking it easy, and waiting for the inspiration to plan or start a training plan.  In the meantime, I guess I am training by default. It’s true, life is what happens while you wait for something to happen…

keep going


6 tired miles on Monday, a day off yesterday, then 7 miles tonight ahead of a small snow storm in the morning.  It’s getting hard to stay motivated as the days get shorter, the temps get lower, and I don’t have a big marathon to shoot for.  But must keep going one way or another, or I might not get back out again.

next move


Nothing earth shattering, just an easy 8 mile run to the park and back.  Otherwise an uneventful Sunday… except for the men working on the roof of my apartment house most of the day while the Beatles’ ‘fixing the roof where the rain gets in…’ plays in my head.  It’s been a never ending repair job, it seems, for the past couple weeks. Moved to this house a dozen years ago, after my divorce, as a ‘temporary’ place, my son partly grew up here, so it’s his childhood home, but now that he’s gone off to college and beyond, and the place is wearing on me, I’m contemplating a move, but I hate moving, really hate all that’s involved with moving, so the next move would be the final one, and now that my son has flown out of the nest I can even think about moving out of this area, Western NY.  I thought of going out west, but they seem to be engulfed by fires every month, the south about to be drowned by hurricanes and floods, the NYC area but its last bit of affordable real estate seems to have been taken by Amazon, Boston (my hometown) but they seem to be hit by a 100 year blizzard and flood annually, and Texas, I think I’m required to own a gun to live there. Or I could stick around. If not the same place, at least in Buffalo. Will continue to ponder my next move while I run…

catching up


8 miles today to the park and back on cold overcast day, helped mark my club’s xc race to be held tomorrow morning in the park’s golf course.  Couldn’t make it tomorrow so decided to help out today. Was great to catch up with friends from the club for the first time in a while, since New York.  Shared stories about the marathons, but they already feel in the past. Kinda in running limbo right now, between here and there. Looking forward to upcoming holiday running events.



Continued the unwinding of the past season with an easy 6 mile run on each of the past 2 days, the same time around dusk, the same weather cool and humid, and the same route to and from the art museum.  Nice to be back in the routine but low key. And it’s the weekend!

no pressure


Felt tired after work today, especially dreary after several days of overcast snowy/rainy days, took a much needed short power nap after getting home, felt refreshed afterwards and got out for an easy 6 mile run around the neighborhood.  It was relatively easy to get myself outside since there was no ‘pressure’ of getting in a certain amount of miles, it was just to get out and get some fresh air along with some miles, 6 in this case. Nice.