Thursday, April 15, 2010

Breaking Promises

I know that I promised I would keep up this blog a bit better this year, I clearly have not lived up to that task. Truthfully though I haven't really been keeping up with my running like I have the past couple of years. It's been a rough couple of months trying to get myself together in this new city. After 3 months of the move I finally found a job, not what I really wanted but something. I had an immense amount of time on my hands but I wasn't able to muster the energy to get out and get moving. The motivation to do anything just wasn't there, it's hard to get excited about one thing when you so worried about everything else. I know that shouldn't be an excuse but that's exactly what happened, I got completely wrapped up in trying to find a job and worrying about how I was going to pay my bills as the savings pool was running dry, I stopped enjoying the thing that makes me happy. Even after I secured the job I was still to busy working as much as possible I didn't have the energy to start my training up again. Then finally I decided enough was enough and I needed to jump into my "pool" again for the umpteenth time these past seasons.
I started off my training with an easy couple of mile runs, feeling better I started my search for a track since my membership to the Armory had ended. Never thought that it would be a such a task. In Boston there is an abundance of outdoor tracks, from high schools, to colleges, to public, so I figured that since NY is so much bigger that my possibilities would be just as endless if not better. Ha boy was I wrong! I realize now that just because it's bigger it just means that there's a lot more buildings not real estate. Though I think that the city prides itself in it's parks, those parks with track facilities are far and few between and for me most of them are a good 45 min commute to get to. In determination not to let that be my set back and took it to the road to modify a pseudo track workout. Not sure how it will stand up when I can't make it to the track but I guess we'll see as time goes on.

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