Wednesday, 3 November 2010

While Walking Through Life I Lost Myself

I haven't given up on posting blogs here. I've tried multiple times and can't get them to go through. So hi...if this makes it out there to blog land. Now on the my actual writings.

The last 8 weeks or so have been rather difficult. I've been traveling through life just sort; but not to my fullest desire or ability. Nothing has been going on that has made things difficult. Well, I did find out that I didn't even get accepted to the London Marathon as a charity runner. That pretty much sucked. Otherwise, I've just noticed my motivation waning like the last bit of moonlight as the moon hides out for a few days. But just like the moonlight, my motivation seems to find a way back.

This week has been rather good to me. My vision is coming back after getting PRK. My distance vision still isn't fully there, but it's getting better every day. It's rather refreshing to not have to wear glasses to see. It's even neater to wear "cool people" sunglasses for the first time.

This past Saturday I got my assignment. I'll be moving to Offutt Air Force Base Nebraska in Apr or May. Any Nebraska Loopsters out there?

I found out that after almost a year I'll be putting on my next rank on 1 Jan. Happy New Year!!!

But here is the really big turn around. I ran today. To put things in perspective, I haven't ran in exactly 21 days. Not because of injury or time. I haven't ran because I haven't wanted to. I have had zero desire to take care of myself. Now I feel like s#*t and wanted to find myself again.

The run wasn't too bad. I cruised through 4 miles at an 8:32 m/m. All in all I felt great. I had missed that feeling of finding myself every time my feet connected with the road.

Now I need to find a nice marathon to run before I leave the UK. I'm looking in to the Paris marathon. The only problem with that is that I'll be leaving the UK on Apr 14th for good and the race is on the 10th. The timing may not work out. Wish me luck.

Happy running to you all and it's good to have found myself again.


  1. Don't they get to pay you for that time in grade? I forget how that works it has been a rather LONG time since I donned a uniform.

    Glad to hear from you again, I was actually getting kinda worried. Nebraska? Dang, I was kinda hoping you would get Joint Base Lewis-McCord. I could have popped up for a pint or two once in a while. Not to mention the mud runs they do with the 75th Airborne 2nd Battalion that is there.

    Good luck with hooking up on the Paris Marathon, even if it is in France. I'm looking forward to hearing that Recce Major is CONUS again in just a few months.

  2. Hope you get in to the Paris race...that would be awesome!
    Glad to have found you :)

  3. Hey, it is 11/11, and I haven't heard from you in a while. I just wanted to say, "Thanks".