Wednesday, December 8, 2010

News Flash - Bad Blogger Vows to Do Better

I got way behind on blogging over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  I haven't posted any original content since just before Thanksgiving.  During that time, there have been several noteworthy items.  I ran a 10K race on Thanksgiving morning.  I hoped to beat my last year's 10K record. but didn't run nearly as well as I hoped.  I missed a new PR by around 2 1/2 minutes.  My running in general is much stronger than last year, but last year's race was on a cool crisp morning, and it was warm and humid this year.  I also made tactical mistakes, but we all live and learn.  I've also been preparing for a half-marathon race this Saturday.  Longer-term, I'm training for my second marathon on March 12.  And my daily yoga practice reached 100 consecutive days last Sunday! 

Today, I resolve to get back on track with regular blog updates!


Don said...

Welcome back! I've been wondering what happened to you. I figured it had something to do with the holiday. Did you have some Thanksgiving turkey, or did you stick to your vegetarian diet?

My guilty pleasure was making a box of stuffing, spreading it on a baking sheet, and baking it until it was crispy. It makes a nice snack food or can be used like croutons in soups or salads. I mixed some of it in my green bean casserole.

Kathy said...

100 consecutive days!??!?! That is fantastic Vern! I am right there with you..we can help check each other in blog land. Glad to be reading up!! Have a fantastic week :)

Anne said...

As a daily reader of your DailyMile entries, I am amazed but not surprised at how close you came to a PR. That yoga is paying off in droves.

Patrick said...

Welcome back. Good luck with the half-marathon Saturday.

♥ Callah said...

looking forward to your updates!
good luck on the run this weekend!

Vern said...

Don, I did break from my vegetarian habits and had a little of the turkey breast. Wife likes some turkey occasionally, as does my daugter, who was visiting. The crispy stuffing sounds good!

Thanks all, for the good wishes on the half-marathon and yoga streak!

Anne, at 2 1/2 minutes behind pace, I really didn't feel like I came very close to a 10K PR. But it was a warm day and I made mistakes. I was overconfident. 6.2 miles doesn't seem like a long distance to me anymore. So I didn't respect the weather or the distance, and I started out way too fast. I did't utilize a pacing strategy, and just went out and ran. I learned a lesson, and have a very deliberate pacing strategy planned for Saturday!