Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tough week on many fronts

What can I say, one post in March pretty much reflects where my head has been in March. I am still working my mileage up for Chippewa but today I decided I should give up running, it just isn't fun anymore. I ran Saturday and only ran 9 miles and they weren't fun, today I ran 9 miles and I felt better but why I am doing this?

Then I heard that Dakota County decided to sell Lebanon Hills to pay for financial overruns and I pretty much decided that today is the day where I am officially done. Without Lebanon, why would I run. I have run every trail in the park, I have watched the improvements in the shelters, trails and campground (even though some of them I have questioned) but it appears that this is the last year I can enjoy it.

So with that in mind I am switching things up and will be attempting to do the Superior 100 as since this will be last year I plan on running, I may as well attempt the race I have wanted to try but lacked the courage to sign-up for. Yes, I have been injured, poorly trained, lacking motivation, overweight but it is really courage that I lack. When I think about it, I have still have a few more days to sign-up for the Gnarly Bandit race series, why do just a single 100 this year, I should go for the series, I mean it's only a couple of 100 mile races and like three 100k races, I can do that especially since it's my final season.

With all of this in mind, I want to say thank you to all of those who have helped me through my running years and I am sorry that I am letting you down by retiring after this year but it is what I need to do. Oh yeah, one more thing, you should really look at the article from Dakota County on the sale of Lebanon Hills, it's hard to believe.


SteveQ said...

April Fools, right?

Wayne said...

ha, you had me going for a little bit. after paragraph 1 I was saying to myself "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"! :) it got pretty good by the end.

Mike W. said...

Yes, I figured I should post something in keeping with the day.

Anonymous said...

That was funny! Got to your site in mid April so didn't put the 4/1 connection together when I started reading about your "last season of running"! Got here looking at 50 mile+ training plans and saw how much fun you are having running. Glad to see I was fooled, have never come across a runner quitting-seen plenty of new runners getting into it, but not the other way around!
Have fun on the trails!


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