So, I happened to read on another blog that one of the big rules of blogging is that you should never apologize for your blogging. Really, I skimmed over that part, so I am not exactly sure what the details were regarding that little tidbit. However, I will take it to mean that I should not - yet again - apologize for being MIA in the blogging world. I guess, if I could imagine for half a second, that the handful of you who might actually read these words would have missed me, then maybe I would feel more inclined to ignore those words and say sorry anyway. But, since I really feel like I am tossing my words out into the ether to scatter where they may on deaf ears and blind eyes, I ain't gonna worry too much about it.
The truth is that I have felt a bit disconnected lately, even withdrawn from life as I have known it. I don't think this is a bad thing. It's not a depression or sadness that encompasses me. I look at it more as a reorganization. With the change of seasons and preparation for that long winter's sleep, it is a good time to reflect on what has been accomplished, what I want to focus on and look forward to when hibernation is over, and make sure that my life in general has some kind of focus.
It doesn't help, though, that after a long and fun year of feeling like I could do anything I wanted to running, I now sit here unable to run a step. Yes, after successfully running four marathons and a 50K, one slow, easy day in the cold, has left me with a sore IT band? Vastus laterlis muscle? Who knows. Let's just say the side of the my hurts. I am really bummed about that, of course, because who likes setbacks? Not me. What makes matters worse is that I am such a disorganized individual that I cannot even focus on a proper plan of attack for rehabilitation. I am surrounded by folks who - if they happen to get hurt - draw up a recovery plan that would put most of my training plans to shame for their level of precision and focus to detail. Me? Well, I just sort of flounder. I don't know how to recovery from things on my own. Oh well. So, enough of the bad news. I'll worry more about this later.
In the meantime, life goes on. Family life keeps me busy, holiday preparations keep me busier. Hopefully I can get more back into the swing of writing a bit more. If not, I guess that's just the way it goes sometimes.