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MCM 2018/T-minus 18:Procrastinate

“I also don’t want to procrastinate and have to head to the gym or run just before sunset.”

Who has two thumbs, slept in this morning, got home from work at 5:10 p.m. and planned to go to the gym no later than 5:45…and ended up going at 7:15?


So, tomorrow I guess I’ll start looking for roommates for MCM weekend? I know of one guy at work who may or may not be running (or even going) due to some recent health problems (knee) and one female friend who will be running and will have some friends also going. A couple of leads…

I have hole in my left shoe…top of the toe, not in the soles. These shoes are real comfortable and broken in and I’m not up to buying shoes and breaking them in with less than two weeks before the MCM.

I remember my senior year of cross country I bought the cheapest pair of running shoes. They were toast before the end of the season…worn out toes, soles run flat…my shoes were more hurting than I ever was. Not that I expected to make varsity, with the poor training I had done that summer (career JV, baby!) but damn, I could have made it lookalike I was trying.

So…here I am thirty one years after that final season of cross country. I believe I’m a more disciplined and more goal oriented runner than I was a long time ago. My mile time has gotten MUCH worse since then-I couldn’t even pass a Marine Physical Fitness Test now-but I’m a better runner now than I was back in the day.

It wasn’t necessarily the shoes, but a sturdier pair does help.

Song of the Day: I was a closet Duran Duran fan back in the day. I listened to every song of every one of their first five albums: Duran Duran, Rio, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, Notorious, and Big Thing.

I’m gonna go for their instrumentals tonight: “Tel Aviv” from their eponymous debut; “Tiger Tiger” from Seven, and “Lake Shore Driving”, which closed out Big Thing.

Shoot Bill Gates (?)

…and now my Microsoft 365 University edition is crapping out on me; damn thing won’t take my password. And so it goes.

Just got done with the Willow Rd to Shangri-La 3. I’m hoping that’s the one I was scheduled for today; my training schedule is posted on a calendar from Microsoft Word…which I can’t open up right now…because I can’t get into Office 365.

The run started off slow and I didn’t really catch fire until the end. My thoughts: probably because I’m trying to run a marathon pace right now. I have to remember that for the 10K that I want to run this Sunday. The goals for Sunday are 1) to get used to running with people again and 2) to run a good marathon pace for 6.2 miles.

That being said, it’s time to start focusing my weekly runs on running a good, survivable marathon pace for the Marine Corps Marathon. There’s a certain time limit where you have to be at the 20 mile mark or you’re not allowed to finish the race. Not gonna happen; not on my watch.

I also think it’s time for new shoes; I can feel my right shoe start to lean to the left when I run. The shoes are getting worn down at the outsides of the heels, especially my right rear heel.

Enough for now…another long day awaits…

Been listening to this on my mix CD for the last two weeks…