Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Road to Dopey: Week 8 - The Wrap up of a Disappointing February

February Miles to Date: 16.5
February Average Pace: 14:08 min/mi
2016 Miles to Date:57.3
Yoga Sessions this week: 1

Last week, I was unexpectedly taken home to say goodbye to my grandfather. That's why there was no blog. It was sad, and we're all doing better, but it made for a rough week. And that is one of the contributing factors to my February training being disappointing to me. After doing so well in January, it was all too easy for life to derail my training.

I had what seemed like emotional upheaval after emotional upheaval in February. First there was drama with when I can defend my dissertation (I just want to graduate people). Then when I seemed like I got that under control, I got the call about my grandfather and went home to be with my family. This week I had a number of leads in the job hunt, which will be taking me away from home again.

But I'm determined to stick with my training better in March. I have a race in March, after all. I had a time goal for it, but I don't know if I will make it now with the training slump.

Princess was last week and I was vicariously reliving the best weekend in 2015 while watching my friends race via FB. The bling envy definitely helped renew my desire to train for Dopey 2018, but I'm itching to get back to a Disney race sooner than that. Maybe if I get a good job soon, I can think about a 2017 race.

When I saw this quote yesterday, it made me think of my dismal February. I need to keep this in mind when I wake up in the morning and think "I should work on that paper ASAP" and let my running shoes gather dust. I'm going to try and be better about that next month. Hopefully life will let me do it.

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