Friday Fartlek XXIX


Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I hate being sick. This past week I got some kind of sinus infection that wiped me for a couple days. Thus, killing my intentions of getting a couple solid runs in after last weekend’s marathon. Ho hum. It was good timing though since I don’t have a race tomorrow. Well, I do. But, I don’t. I am actually volunteering at the Park City Trail Half Marathon tomorrow morning … aaaaand … I am kind of excited about it.

I decided to sign up as a volunteer for a couple of reasons. For one, I ran a marathon last week and didn’t feel it the best practice to actually RUN another race so soon. Another reason is because I wanted to give back to running by volunteering. But, then also I get to volunteer with Becky.

Despite a quick recovery from my marathon it’s probably good that I didn’t have a long run this week because I have Huntsville next weekend before the St. George Marathon. And, well … I’ve got a lot of races after that. Like, eight races in seven weeks. That includes one marathon and one double half marathon in one day.


But, I am really excited about it. At this point of the year I am really just trying to ramp up my races so that I can focus on just 12 or so races per year until I hit my 180 goal. And, if all goes as planned I should hit 30 races for the year by December. I’m surprised my feet haven’t fallen off yet.

Besides the running, I really am also just focusing on balance with my workouts, diet and life. I am trying to balance my running with my weight training and my diet with my health needs. My weight really hasn’t gone anywhere since I stopped taking my testosterone, but I’m fighting it.

I’m focusing right now on cutting out sugar and needless carbs after 3pm. But, more than that … balance. Balance with foods, meals and fruits & veggies. I’m not really subscribing to a certain “diet.” I am just focusing on balance and eating good whole foods.

I will going back to the doctors within the next couple of weeks to see how my body is reacting to the changes. So stay tuned. If you’re ever so inclined to know …

Anyways, here are a few other things that caught my attention this past week …

Have a great weekend! If you’re out there running this weekend stay safe and have fun! I’m going to try and get a few miles underneath me. HAPPY RUNNING!!!


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