Wow, I feel pretty wiped out… and it is only 8:30 in the morning! Thanks goodness for the time change, though I still woke up at the same time I usually do. I just laid in bed for another hour. I never thought I would see the day when I would be an early riser, and that’s exactly what’s happened to me! These days I would rather go to bed early than sleep late. There is only so much you can do in a day… why waste valuable time? Mike, however, is still in bed.
I keep questioning whether or not I want to attempt the 10 mile run today… if I don’t, then I’ll have to do it tomorrow evening after work on a treadmill. That will be about as fun as it sounds. If I do it today I can enjoy the nice cool weather and scenic route through downtown Birmingham. The only problem is that my energy is pretty zapped and I have a full agenda for the rest of the day. Decisions! The wise choice would be to wait and let my body heal from yesterday, then just get over the fact that I will be bored to death running in place for 10 miles tomorrow night. That is probably what I’ll end up doing.
After checking our official times on the Vulcan 10k website, I found out that I finished 23rd in my age group out of 162 women. The fastest female age grouper in the 30-34 category was 43:53, and my official time was 53:02. In my mind that means that I have a lot of potential to eventually be in the top 3! A long term goal of mine is to do just that, and it seems like it is finally in reach. Vero did even better… she place 10th in her age group with a time of 50:41. Go Vero!!!
This afternoon I am heading into work for a few hours to film/photograph an event, then this evening I have some catching up to do with NaNoWriMo. I was too exhausted to write yesterday so today I have about 3,400 words to get in. Good times. The content I’ve chosen to write about just flows out of me, so hopefully it won’t take more than 3 hours to do.
Do you ever feel lost sometimes? That despite knowing exactly what you want in life you still find yourself wondering if you are on the right track? This could be my exhaustion speaking, but that’s exactly how I feel. I wonder if I’ve made the right decisions. I wonder if there is more I could be doing. I know it is important to seize the day and to savor every moment of life, but questions always seem to seep in on quiet mornings such as this one. There is absolutely no reason why I shouldn’t be happy… but am I? Maybe I just need more rest.