Friday, February 13, 2009

A Change in Focus

For the past few months, I have still been running. I met my goal of running 100 miles in one month...twice. I am currently running about 20-25 miles a week, with a long run of 13 miles. I have also added yoga once or twice a week. All of this and I have gained weight, but whatever. I have quit smoking (October 7th, 2008 was my first smoke-free day) and I have no urge to go back. I have been running my long runs with a partner, Lauren, who is fun and fast. I have been having trouble with my ankles and shin splints. I have tendonitis in both ankles, but I lowered my mileage, ran through it, and I think that I strengthened them them. Yoga has helped to lengthen them and my muscles as well.

Enough of the boring "where I'm at now" crap. Let us now discuss where I am going. I have never been good at keeping up with a blog (or any journal for that matter); however, for some reason I am constantly drawn back to them. I would like to combine this blog into a running/psychology blog. A blog which gives me an outlet for my ideas in psychology, while it gives me a place to talk about the two things that I annoy everyone talking about, since I can't shut up about them: psychology and running. I'm not sure exactly how that is going to work out, or what exactly that means. However, from now on, this blog will not only be my boring running stuff, but also how running affects my psyche and how my psyche affects my running. The good old mind and body link.


Lali said...

I am so proud of you. I recall when we reconnected via internet you had just started running.

do not look at a scale, base it on how you feel and how clothes fit. i lost so much weight, and i do not own a scale, i know i gained a lil back but honestly its now a number we should aim for its a feeling.

i love love love your blog! the format is great and you speak so lovely! so thank you for sharing!

BuRg said...

Thanks, Ad! I wish I could be as dedicated as you are in keeping up with a blog!! Yours is amazing!

Unfortunately, after quitting smoking, my clothes have begun to become a bit more snug. LoL! I just need to get my eating under control. And you are right...I shouldn't focus on the numbers!!