>Yes it has been a while. And no, I have not been hanging my head down low worrying about my 20M race. Your comments were wonderful and helpful, and I moved on. Instead, I have been “doing the rest of my life” and training on the side… Not the priorities a pro would have but my profession IS the rest of my life and training is the icing on the cake. Some days…
Life that have happened in the past 3 weeks:
– the remodel of our kitchen
|The project has taken MONTHS but was completed 2 weeks ago. It has taken a LOT of cleaning and dusting since, but we’re loving it.|
– spent time with a much-loved friend from Holland who I had not seen in too long. 2 days of shopping, talking and drinking wine ensued. Interspersed with a NASTY twofer which included 3M at 7:32 min/mile.
|The fuzziness was in the camera, not in my mind!|
– attended my daughter AND my son’s school plays:
|Sophia as “little Alice” in Alice in Wonderland (sadly, there were no good photos of Felix’s play)|
– moved into my new study and unpacked all the books which have been boxed for nearly 2 years!
But do not fret. In the middle of the various domestic crises (today’s crisis is the discovery of moths eating our carpets, we’ve already overcome the weekend where we had no electricity and the main drain was blocked) I have kept my eyes on the prize. This one:
I have been training, hard. And I have been planning. Boston is coming close. Packing up and organising a family of 4 to travel for 16 days is not for the faint of heart, let me tell you. But having a goal focuses the mind. Now – to be fair – my children’s goals lie firmly in Orlando. 10 days of theme parks. (Tips on healthy, wholesome restaurants would be VERY gratefully received). But on Friday April 15th our gang travels from Orlando to Boston and then the focus will be on the marathon. I am looking forward to meeting people, going to the expo, and – of course – the race.
Of which more shortly. I am pondering a post on goal-setting, but I’m scared to do it. Scared to put myself out there. Give me another day or so. I will be back.