Confessions of a Non-Existent Wanna Be Trail Runner

Trail Running. I love it. It's great fun...it mixes up the road running...it's challenging...it's beautiful...I think it makes you a faster, better runner...it's like being a kid running and playing through the forest. I know all of this-but only through memories and now living vicariously through Cynical Mud Babe. I haven't been on a 'true' (rocky and rooty) trail in what seems like forever.

I planned on running the Psycho Psummer Trial Run and jacked around and didn't sign up until the entry was sky high-my fault. And now I want to run the Psycho Night 10K Trail Run but it's the night before our 16 miler so I'm guessing since I have a couple marathons coming up, I should get in my 16 miler instead of playing in the dark. Yes-there is the option of running a 10K on Friday night and running 16 Saturday morning. I'm not quite there yet. Will be soon...but not yet. Then I want to run the North Shore Trail Run (8.5 miles) but it's on the weekend I run 18 miles. I know I can't get away with not running my 18 miler in exchange for an 8 miler (even if it is on the trails). So...three of the trail runs I planned to run are down the drain. That makes me sad. But I guess I can't do everything I want all the time. WANT. WANT. WANT. I sound like a spoiled brat. So...I'll take them off my schedule and focus on my marathon training for now.

We make time for what is important to us and right now getting in my longer miles for my marathons is what I need to focus on-so I'm going to have to set aside trail running for now. It will be there when I want it back but for now...Happy Trails to You...Until We Meet Again...

1 comment:

  1. You can't do it all - at least that is what I tell myself!
    It is going to kill me this fall to give up a chunk of my road races - arrrgggg!