Yesterday I had a lot on my mind. I was supposed to run a local marathon but decided to sit it out and focus on Pittsburgh on May 8th, just a 10 mile run. And I received the news of the passing of a friend that I had just seen two days earlier. I know nothing in life lasts, and that our lives are a woven tapestry of moments both beautiful and trying. As the song goes "We are under wolf's law" and that's a sobering thought. Never forget your personal missions and those along your path that you love and love you back. Make time for them always.
Congrats to all of the Boston Marathon runners and to the city of Boston! You are all wonderful! Just a reflection on the 121st running and 'The Mission' as it continues.
Today was my first run in 6 days. I never take that much time in-between runs but I decided my legs needed to heal up. In my down time I decided to map out my running schedule until the first week of June and revise or update my training plan. I now have Pittsburgh, Lexington, and South Bend in my future.
This morning was all about hills and a slower pace. I needed to get back into elevation changes for two of the next three marathons down the road. A lot of my training over the next several weeks will be this way.
After collapsing in Ann Arbor two weeks ago I really needed to finish Xenia, and I did just that. It was the 50th running of the ORRRC Marathon and pleased to be there! I could feel that I wasn't running at 100% so my goal was to simply finish and worry about getting my time improved later... And yet I was able to keep my mile 17 time at 2:24:13 (8:29/mile), so I backed off. Wonderful city and citizens all around.
Earlier in the week I almost lost my dear friend Lucy the cat due to a seizure. She bounded back and I dedicated this run to her. She is the toughest cat I've ever met, and graceful in her existence.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.