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I did not wrun today, darn it. And it’s almost tomorrow.

I did have a glass of wine though, which for me, midweek, that’s just CRAZY-talk. Perhaps also why I took a “nap” from 8-1030 on the couch.

I missed going for a wrun. Enough to not not-go tomorrow or the next day or the next, and also enough not to break my no computer electronics or TVs in the bedroom rule to type out this quick pre-sleep post to not break a growing daily posting streak. (Full disclosure: I started typing this at approx. 11:51PM, but won’t press publish ’til after midnight so I will be adjusting the time. *My blog, my rules.)

No meditation today either and I actually noticed missing that too! Will sneak in a Buddhify on the ferry tomorrow.

Oh and this: orthopedic doctor appointment is on Tuesday. Here’s a great Runner’s World video of what I think my diagnosis will be. Stay tuned.

Runners Know Their Times

2010 Marin County Half-Marathon

Here is the list I keep in the drafts folder of my WordPress dashboard of my half-marathon times for safekeeping, reference, pride, comparison, information, motivation, curiosity, training and did I mention personal pride?  As you can see, there is a range of times.  I know by looking at them what my training plan was, what the course and weather was that day and if I was injured or not.  The times matter to me because it is the tangible record of how all those other factors impacted my race that day and ultimately THE TIME.

Paul Ryan lying about his marathon time is just absolutely stupid, foolish, arrogant and immature.  To complete a marathon is a huge feat, one that I actually never plan on doing!  So to lie about it diminishes the impressive accomplishment that it is. And not to put too fine a point on it, but someone who would lie about their marathon time and then when caught give a cutesy anecdote about how he confused his time with his brother’s makes me unable to trust anything coming out of his mouth ever.

2008 Big Sur half 2:18:30, 10:34 pace

2009 America’s Finest City half 2:08:31, 9:49 pace

2009 North Face Endurance Challenge, 2:29:46, 11:24 pace

2010 Marin County half 2:04:32, 9:30 pace

2010 North Face Endurance Challenge, 2:37:29, 12:00 pace

2011 America’s Finest City Half 2:08:45, 9:50 pace