I need to run. I need to blog.
The last three weeks I've been in a funk. A funky funk. I get home at 6am after working a 12 hour shift. All I want to do is go to sleep. So I do. When I get up, it's sooo hot. I've had no desire to run in this heat. And the more I didn't run, the more I convinced myself that it was okay to take a break from running for a while. After all, everybody does it. And some of my wonderful blogger friends like Steam8 can't even run anymore. I'm sure that it willl be hard for her, but she'll move on. She'll find other ways to be active. I can do the same.
And blogging. Several bloggers have said, "What would we do without you, Burt?" In my mind I've thought, "You'd be just fine. You'll find someone else just as funny as me, and you'll keep on blogging."
But here's the thing. In three weeks time my cholesterol has gotten out of control. I feel horrible. My diet hasn't helped. And my legs aren't as strong. I need to run. It's a matter of health. And sanity. I also need to blog. When I first joined the blog I was so excited about running. More than that, I was excited about making other people excited about running. Then I kind of became the class clown. Which is fine, I guess. But I miss telling people how awesome they are. I miss reading everyone's race reports. I miss my friends. So, I think it's time for a fresh start. I still don't think I'll be able to devote as much time to the blog as I used to, but I'm gonna try to do better.
2 miles, 9:06 pace, 94°F.