Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Year Without Blogging

A lot can happen to a person in the course of a year. You can have a baby. You can set a PR at the 5K distance (17:46) without speed workouts. You can get laid off from a job, start a new one and then get transferred to another department. You can stop running seriously for about five months and bomb the New York City Marathon (3:37:10) in the process. Then you can run a half marathon in New Orleans with your wife for one of the most enjoyable races of your life, and hear the road calling you back. That faint sound can guide you to “cram” a few weeks for a race, the Crescent City Classic 10K in my case (40:58). Finally, like the springtime explosion of the verdant running trail along Buffalo Bayou, the fire is rekindled.

I won’t try to “catch up” in one encyclopedic entry because if I’m going to start blogging again then it’s going to have to be easy and can’t be time consuming. Life-changing events like having a baby (actually my wife technically had the baby – I just sat there hopelessly) can have the effect of altering priorities. Running fell down the scale a bit and blogging fell down a lot. Tracking and analyzing my runs almost fell completely off the chart . . . at least for now. Philosophizing gained ground, if you can believe that's possible for me.

Suffice to say there have been some welcomed and unwelcomed twists and turns, but lately I’ve been as happy as I’ve ever been in my life. And things keep getting better. I think I’ll go for a run now. I don’t know if it will be fast or slow, but I’ll probably enjoy it!

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Glad to see you're back in the blogging world!

And did you really SIT while Julie was having the baby?!

Kat said...

Welcome back! I may be in the middle of my own similar "a lot can happen in a year" right now but it is too soon to tell. I doubt there will be any babies involved and I hope no job loss, but definitely a shift in priorities.

Kevin said...

Hey you are back. Glad that you decided to come back. I all ways enjoy your blogs. We need to coordinate runs better because I was at Mardi Gras 1/2 and would have loved to see you guys and drink a beer. Drop me a line or a text if you know you are going to be in the area or coming down for a race. We didn't run CCC this year. First in a while.

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