April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Hello, my readers. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been wishy-washy about writing entries these days because I’ve created a new blog (that’s currently empty) that I mean to be a new and improved version of this one, a clean slate of awesomeness, but I’ve been intimidated by the expectations I’ve built up for it so it has been sitting untouched while this one remains in a confused state of limbo. I just haven’t had the clearness of mind to make a decision about the fate of either one.
But is it really April already? Being sick all week is no excuse for not staying on my toes, so I’ve been doing what I can to keep on top of schoolwork and hoping that I can get well soon enough to sneak in another couple of long runs before Boston. My goals for that race have changed, given my circumstances. I ran pretty well in the New York half (1:38:13 for 7:29/mile), so maybe just trying to re-qualify for Boston for next year won’t be too terrible (I only need to run 8:23 or 8:24/mile to run a 3:40:59), and in the meantime I can just train for shorter races and try to get faster and stronger in general.
Design-wise, I’m hanging in there and doing satisfactory work (not sub-par but not stellar), but I am learning more! No pain, no gain. Many thanks to my friends and classmates for helping me brainstorm, offering encouragement, and being good examples of excellent designers.
Back to work.