Tuesday, March 23, 2010

27 Days Ago

27 Days ago . . . I was a runner.
Today, I am a runner again.
January thru April is a busy time for REALTORS in Arizona and I got to the point that I was too tired to run. Around February 24th, I got really busy. 2 days turned into 5, which turned into 20 and then 27. I learned that when you quit running you start seeing loads of people running. I'd be in my car with clients driving in Scottsdale, Chandler or Gilbert and I'd see someone running down the road. One moment I'm explaining short sales and the next I'm rubber necking watching the runners go by. I half expected my clients to start snapping their fingers telling me to "Focus, Pat Focus."
The good news. 27 days off and 1 pound gained.
So, tonight I got out and ran for 30 minutes. I ran some, I walked some. 2.46 miles later I was done and I loved it.
The NYC Marathon lottery has not happened yet. It won't until April 7th. But, today I start training for the NYC Marathon that will take place on November 7th, 2010. My 49th Birthday. The plan is to be under 200 pounds for that marathon and to run it in under 5 hours.
And Tomorrow I will be a runner again.


Adam said...

This is great pat! So glad to have you back.

I have my fingers crossed for you to get in via the lottery!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the NYC Marathon lottery! I'd like to run that someday. Even better yet is to hear you were running today....High Five!

My Life and Running said...

I was worried you gave up blogging right when I came back! Phew! Are you running Pat's Run? Maybe a pre-dinner/mini Java fest??

TNTcoach Ken said...

Damnit! My plan was actually working...... Ha, glad to have you back on track for 1000 miles in 2010.

Darrell said...

27 days can't take away your status as a runner. Good luck in the NYC lottery. It is a great race.

Jeff said...

What a great bday present that would be, Pat. Glad to see you're back on the runners wagon.