I live in a building that is secure with average age over 50 and and we never get kids for Halloween. Only know of one person who has children… I recall the days when I used to have a bunch of running friends and we all did a midnight Halloween run. As I do not drink alcohol, I became the designated driver as many of the runners ran hammered… in their costumes… Sometimes, the birthday suits were used.
It was a different world in the 1980’s. Then I got married, had children, got divorced, children left and became so distant from those running pals. Over the past month, I tried to look some of them up. Eddie I am told died of prostate cancer, Kevin also passed away but I do not know how, John never did recover from his war wounds and I was told one night life was to much.
I never could track down Scott… Scott was the best man in my wedding… He fell off the face of the earth. Gordy I found mentioned in a google search, but could not find where he was in this world… Makes me think of how life is full of happy and unhappy endings and new beginning.
Lately, I have struggled with what may have been the result of over training. My legs feel tired even when I do not run. Knee and hip pains are back… I feel tired even when I sleep many hours. I am beginning to think it may be related to stress at work.
Tomorrow is a new day to a new month. I spend my week preparing a plan to try to get back on track and start to lose the weight I have put back on… I had gone from 296 to 212 from 2005 to 2006 and now I am back to 258 or 46 pounds heavier than when I ran the Superior 25K in 2:36, if I recall right. So I am not half way back to plump and do not want to go there. But that is always easier said than done.
Tomorrow, many friends are running Surf the Murph. I am sitting out as I am not sure I could run it. Everything is sore and do not know why. Tomorrow is also the celebration for the Ultra group. So tomorrow I will celebrate and then buckle down. I have the desire and plan to lose 56 (1.3 pounds per week) pounds before the Superior 100 next year. Not sure I will race at all in between but I have my computer ready to go for nutritional analysis and other factors and will go through the same analysis and workout patterns I did in 2006 when I lost 84 pounds. Only this time I do not have Dana, I still have the knowledge…