Because it's been too long. Running has been pretty hit and miss; between last post and now Ive had a cold, cross country and work are kicking my butt, and Im barely getting the runs in. No long runs. And no marathon or half marathon for me this coming weekend. I totally screwed up. I shifted focus away from the marathon when time and bad runs got in my way. I then didn't register for anything, despite having 3 nice choices. So without a goal, then with sickness, I let things go. Im still running 4-5 times a week; but it's junk miles, calorie burning miles, not training. Im going through the motions.
Cross Country is going really well. My team is running well and my kids have ran particularly well, being very proud of themselves and improving with each race in some way.
It's too bad that my running takes a dive during the best running weather; despite our tone of rain it's been nice, warm and sunny some days too :). And my time isn't m own :( soccer for the kids ends soon; basketball might take its place. There is always something. Hockey is taking a lot of time; but its never seemed so busy as it has this fall.
May pick a closer race this Sunday and just go to it ;) it's been ages. I had to miss the most local fall race and I want another before the Lucky 7 Relay in November.