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Slippery and Disappointment

Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away

Tip of the hat to Paul Simon.

That's what tonight's 5 mile run felt like. Living in the country and with a road that never saw a snow plow tonight, it was rough. I gave up after 2 miles up and down my half mile lane. So I came in, and put a miserable 2 miles on the treadmill.

And to top that off I though MTV might have some good videos. WTF??? MTV does not show videos anymore. '16 and Pregnant' - back to back. Where's my MTV? Oh, change the channel you say, yeah, dropped the remote and it went off the end of the tread. I'm a man. I suffered.

The run felt pretty good considering the slidin', the blowing snow, and then the dreadmill. But it is done and almost the distance. I know it is short, but I think the shoveling I did before the run has to count for something. So be it. Another 4 miles in the books for the run. Think I will also workout with Kendra tonight after this short blog. She if she can give me a proper workout.

Disappointment - 
I missed the showing of the Hood to Coast Relay movie. I missed the 'Spirit of the Marathon' last year and now this one missed as well.

Now to find it online or Netflix later to see. Damn it.

Work - 
I am driving back and forth to Bloomington every day this week for a security class. I am taking it to see if I want to go into the networking security field - maintaining baselines for servers and equipment, verifying proper procedures are taking place, looking at new ways to make my company's security tighter. it could be a helluva lot of work. From just the first 2 days, we are behind the curve. I knew this before the class, now I have just had it told to me. But, I have to admit that there have been a lot of changes in the last 9 months at work that have made us much, much better.

Jury is still out on whether I would like this new position or not. It is also not a guarantee that it would be given to me, just a consideration. I do like what I do now with my hands in most everything and getting them into more and more with each passing month. But..... job promotion and showing that I can and will..... mean a lot to the mucky-mucks. =;o)~

Other stuff - 
I helped a displaced co-runner, TNT teammate, friend with her running plan the week. Looks like she will bust it at the Martian half (which I may have to do someday - sounds like fun) and the Cleveland full. Of course, after her last full, I expect nothing worse than a 4.19 now. How's that for pressure Running Doc?

And you know it is just in fun. Any time you post is fine as long as you give it your all and don't follow my less-than-give-it-your-best footsteps.

Enough of this, I hear Kendra calling to me.

- the beginning of the end

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Ewa said...

Missed Hood to Coast also but you can watch Spirit of the Marathon on Netflix stream.
Have you tried running in Yaktrax? Many northern latitude runners swear by them

Joanna said...

A few things:
1. MTV has not shown videos for more than 20 minutes a day in years. YEARS. It's terrible, I know.

2. I think 2 miles outside on unplowed ground is admirable. And you followed it up on the dreadmill. Don't be too hard on yourself.

3. I laughed at the mental image of the remote shooting off the back of the 'mill.

4. Thanks for the help! And yeah, that's a little pressure! I'm hoping to best a 4:20, but we'll have to wait and see. Anything, good or bad, can happen during training or on race day. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

5. Displaced?? StL is where it's at!

TNTcoach Ken said...

LOL.... 16 and pregnant isn't something to keep you running??? Martian 1/2 should be fun, I'll be there.