I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t been running very much and because I’ve been busy with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – where you turn off your inner editor and write 50,000 words of some of the worst fiction on the planet). I’ve also kinda been feeling down about running because the few runs I have done over the past month or so have been plagued with knee pain – nothing serious, just that standard low-grade pain that is as familiar as the back of my hand.
I know running has its ups and downs (and hills and repeats and more ups and more downs) and that it’s not a sprint, it’s a literal marathon, and that I’ll be fine. But I’m also looking for any motivation I can get, so I’ve been trying to commit going to Run & Chug on Wednesdays more often (where even if I have a terrible run, I can drink beer and complain about it afterwards), and I’ve signed up for the Ugly Sweater Run (check for runs in your area – it’s nationwide!), as it combines everything I love about running (dressing up, being social, getting a fun souvenir, chocolate in some form, and beer). If it offered medals and pizza, I might marry it.
So even though the Houston Marathon is only a terrifying 9 weeks away, and my “long” run at this point is only 6 miles (instead of the 16 according to my schedule), apparently I’m going to focus on short, social running events featuring beer. There’s no way this could end badly.
Can you believe there are only 3 episodes left of The Walking Dead? Unrelated to that, why isn’t Patrick Wilson a bigger star? Are you participating in any Turkey Trots or other holiday runs? Share in the comments!