Friday, April 24, 2009

The big decision is coming

On Monday I will decide whether or not to run the Trieste marathon next Sunday. But that's next week, which seems SO FAR AWAY!
Let's live in the now.
What are YOU doing this weekend?

Ahhh. Great! That's cool! Have fun! Wish I were going!! Have one for me!
Uh... huh? Me?
Nervous giggle.
I have no freaking idea! I'm not used to this.

I USED to have Hot Hal tell me what to do (run this route, go this far, take a rest, go long, don't push it, do hill work, eat a gel...)

By the way, I don't think this is PMD (post marathon depression). I am totally over that. This is something else.

Does it have a name? Laura, Ms. Fool, Do YOU know what I'm talking about here?

I followed a program for six months. Then I ran the marathon, then I recovered from the marathon.

Now it's kind of like I'm smelling fresh air again, and it SCARES ME! It's my first day out of prison and I don't know what to do with myself...Do I look for a purse to steal to get myself thrown back in there (Oh let's just call it the Berlin marathon from now on, or some other European capital's 26.2), or do I just start sniffing the flowers (= do 5-10 mile runs for running's sake)?

These are big questions people... and I don't have all the answers. I'm going to have to think about it. I'll start with Trieste. That's the short-term answer...

You'll be the first to know.
Have a great weekend!!


  1. I don't know. I get funky like that, too. Take a deep breath, and discover the non-running Kari. (You can keep running, obviously, but you can enjoy other stuff now, too!)

  2. Good luck with the decisions. There are plenty great places (capitols) in Europe to do marathons. Berlin is a great city, as is Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and, naturally, London (though preparation is somewhat of a challenge as I believe it is tomorrow).

  3. It's called being a running fool dear. That is what you are so wear your badge proudly. There is no way to satiate us, for we are always looking for the next adventure while we're actively engaged in another. It is both a blessing and a curse. We must figure out how to deal. Until then, FORZA!

    (that's all the italian I know. Not sure if it's subject appropiate, but it sounds like it could work here! IDK)

  4. Thanks BH, CoMC, and Ms. Fool. I'm funky, there're a lot of marathons out there, and I'm definitely a running fool! Do they make medals for being a running fool? I want one! FORZA!!!

  5. yes! trieste! looking forward to hearing your story....and the one after that, and the one after that...

  6. I think we both need to find a good challenge and give our blogging followerers something to read about. I can't wait to see what you decide.

  7. well? What have you decided Miss Kari? Inquiring minds want to know?