Posts Tagged ‘balance in life


Things are looking up and relief is upon me.

Caped MaxHey alright now.  I am feeling much better today.  I am overwhelmed by the response that I got on my long post that I thought would lose your attention by the third paragraph.  Emails, comments, and replies to comments.  You guys were great.  You are so great, that at times I think I should set up a……………..  well, I will keep that little secret for another post.

Anyway.  No running or exercise yesterday.  I did bad by not counting my points either.  I completely rested all the way and spent the rest of day after work with my wife.  It was nice.  There is a new horizon in view today.  It is the start of a new focus on balance.  I have made my mind up regarding what to do.  I am releasing the death grip on all of my races except for one.  The Strolling Jim 40 Miler.  I may do the Portland Marathon too, but that would just be an added bonus if I am feeling good at the time and it has a very long time limit.  This will be great.  The race is in April which means that each year after the race I will go through a recovery period and have lots of time to go hiking with my wife, do landscape projects at home, and other fun things.  Last summer I was training for the 50 miler and after that was done I was training for the 100.  This should be a much more fun and personally lucrative year for me.  I think what the races did for me was validate that I had done a great job on fitness.  I know that I have done well now and will move on from dependence on the outward for validation.

Once again, thanks for all of your support.  That is what this site is all about.  I just hope that I help you guys as much as you help me.  Community is important so thanks for building one here you guys.