After a couple weeks of dating, I'm back on the market. She was bright, attractive (and age-appropriate, for a change) and had a pleasing personality. Things were easy and comfortable.
I don't do easy and comfortable, apparently. I need to be challenged. As a former girlfriend once said, "You live your life like an exposed nerve! It isn't enough to push your mind and body to the breaking point, do you really have to have everything emotionally charged too?!" Well, yeah. You don't get to my age and not be in a serious relationship unless you have some sort of personality disorder.
As Homer Simpson once said, "Well, excuse me for having enormous flaws I don't work on!"
The new training plan has its drawbacks. With only a few runs per week, if I mess up just one, it's a major part of the week that's messed up. Last week, with only 4 runs, I only had one that wasn't a complete waste and I spent that one thinking "I have to get through this. I have to get through this. I have to get through this." Even with that, it was slow, uncomfortable (achilles and knee problems) and nothing special.
That's not exactly a ringing endorsement for the plan.
5 days ago