The Running Librarian

In 2004, I ran my first marathon in 4hrs36min. 12 years later, I'm going to attempt my second marathon. I just hope to finish it...

Monday, January 31, 2005

I ran 10k on Sunday with the Guelph group. It was good to be back in Guelph - although very emotional too. The group has been running regularly, so I lost them in the end - nonetheless, I'm glad I finally got outside for a run. The cold temperatures have been preventing me from getting out. With what's been going on with me personally - it helps so much to get out and run my guts out - I need to feel the aches and pain in my legs and lungs because it takes away from the pain in my heart.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Hmm...A bit of a false start with my training program. It looks like this is going to be harder than I thought, in terms of getting motivated. I don't have the encouragement and support that I had last year from my number one fan, so training is going to be much more difficult. I did find out that an old high school friend who first inspired me to do a marathon is planning on running the Ottawa race this year - so that has got me picturing myself there again. Another "running librarian" who I work with is also planning on running this race, so hopefully the two of them will get me off my butt (I haven't run since my last post).

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

[6k treadmill - 35 min]
A new year and a new marathon to focus on. My knees might not be able to withstand the training this time around, and if that is the case, then I might have to throw in the towel. I haven't maintained my running mainly due to the knee problem I developed after the 2004 marathon. It still twinges a bit, so I'll be taking it slowly with lots of hot tub remedies.

Instead of focusing on the end goal this time around (aka the marathon), I will be using my running as therapy (for some personal difficulties). I'll let you know if it helps. The marathon that I'm probably going to run this year is the Forest City Marathon on May8th, 2005.