how is your 26.2 training going? Now I can see that you have some new suitors and that I'm very jealous. You're certainly worth it.
I guess I have not updated here in some time. So, my living situation: I have new landlords, and they wanted me to stay. They have made many changes, and I am spending a little more on housing as a result. I am terribly comfortable where I am, though, so I should be able to make it work.
My marathon training is going well. I question my decision to run a spring marathon with the need to train in the midwest during the winter, but I will figure it out. I haven't started 10+ mile runs yet, so that's when it will get more challenging.
I am happy with my decision to not focus much on dating during this time. I have options, but none are very serious. I love the occasional drinks or dinner. I'm content to go days without hearing from them. While I have said I am ready for a relationship and want one, now is not the time to actively seek one out.
I recently reconnected with someone I had been seeing over the summer, and had been confused about how things fizzled out between us. He was definite long term potential, and I was never sure what happened. We talked and realized there had been some misunderstanding from both perspectives, and he wanted to dive back in and start over. I was so surprised, and said sure. That lasted precisely two days.
I had a brilliant realization, though. I felt pressured because I don't have time for him. My time is consumed by my training, my friends, my life... I was feeling guilty because I couldn't respond to his messages, schedule a phone call, or pick a day to meet for dinner.
Because I am unwilling to adjust my life and the things I want to have in it right now.
So, I call that a total win.