someone challenge me … quick

February 13, 2009 at 10:17 am 1 comment

i feel myself becoming complacently monotonous in all that i do. i work, i run, i parent, i work, i run, i parent, i work, i run, i parent. and though i have no desire to change or eliminate any of those three primary facets of my life. and though i feel strong and confident in each. i need to establish a new goal to challenge my incessant need for self-improvement. and i need to do it soon!

my career is finally at a comfort zone. no stress. good people. decent salary (though i do work for a nonprofit so grand wealth will never be bestowed upon me). most i know would be very happy to be where i am. but me … i’m merely content. i miss deadlines. i miss the pressure of corporate. i miss multi-tasking for weeks on end to see a promotion launch … sometimes with great success and sometimes with less than stellar results. i miss the challenge. but this isn’t the time to be itching for a career change so bored or not, i know i’m best to stay put.

my daughter is amazing. i’m either incredibly lucky or i’ve done something very right as a parent. she likes school. loves people. respects boundaries. is well-rounded, grounded and secure with all that she does. i’m not naive enough to think this will last forever. raging teenage hormones are sure to lead to a few extra gray hairs and parental woes but for the time being i adore being a mother.

it’s the running that needs a new boost. i’m back to a pretty regular schedule now though admittedly somewhat light on the miles. i’ve got the gasparilla half in a couple weeks and i’m not training hard for it by any means. i would like to PR ~ i’m shooting for a 1:55:00 ~ but even with that goal in mind i’m not pushing through the limits of my schedule and making time for the run like i did for disney. i think i’m simply not impressed by the distance of a half anymore.

but that kind of laissez-faire attitude is not going to get me a PR and it’s certainly not going to get me moving towards something more. so help me figure it out. give me reason and incentive to push myself as i so love to do. offer to meet me for a certain race somewhere. maybe a girl’s weekend someplace completely random. is there a certain marathon that should be a must on my list of runs to do?

quick! pick a challenge. any challenge.

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  • 1. gr4c5  |  February 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I have a huge challenge for you…find a way out of FL! Come on, you know you want to!
    ~love, the devil on your shoulder

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