Marathon Journal: 4 miles
January 23, 2010
This is my first run since the big 14 mile catch-up I did in the storms of Glendale last week. My knees are really sore, and this is was jacked up my marathon from last year so I’m extra-troubled by it. I’m trying to train while not training. See? I guess that makes me a PostModern jogger.
Gotta do 7 miles on Monday and 16 next weekend. I’m not sure how I’m going to accomplish those, but we’re going to need every ounce of my own obsession, the eye of the tiger, my Beloved’s encouragement and every prayer I can muster to pull this off. Is there a reason to be scared? Not really. This is what the whole adventure is about. It wouldn’t be a challenge, or much fun if there wasn’t a constant risk of it all falling apart. And I flat out don’t want to fall into the trap of just being proud as if it’s all up to me-me-me and therefore all about me-me-me. One should keep their head in the midst of their accomplishments.
I listened to David Allen White’s (Hugh Hewitt show) lectures on Charles Dickens during today’s jog.