Sunday, February 17, 2008

3K Week

I increased my daily run to 3 kilometers. That doesn't seem like much considering that I would racewalk a minimum of 5 kilometers per day a year ago, but I'm running on a hilly course and just a few weeks ago I couldn't push myself hard enough to run 3 kilometers without taking a walking break.

I've been thinking about lots of things lately.

Should I do the Jerusalem Half-Marathon? I'm not sure, it is scheduled very close to crunch time at work. Last crunch time not only killed all my free time, I couldn't exercise, rest or eat properly. This time looks no different than last time. I haven't made up my mind about the Half-Marathon yet.

Am I running for competition or fun or to improve my health? All of the above, but I should mix it up with bicycle riding, taking long walks by the beach, maybe even learning how to unicycle, anything to make exercise time something to look forward to rather than dread. I'm finding it very difficult to psych myself up to struggle through those hills every morning.

Another thing I've been thinking about is work. I really miss Rosie and we are both going through a health crises. We are married and now is when we really need each other's support. When I started this job it was fun and we were going to travel and....well, things are different and I thought it would be best if I return home. I turned in my official resignation to the producer yesterday.

I'm going home!

It won't happen right away, I agreed to finish the next screening and train my replacement. I should be home by June just in time for L.A.'s famous "June Gloom" where we have cool mornings, perfect for long runs, or walks, on the beach!

Just for the record, here's today's workout: