A few readers may have been wondering, "Where's Steve?" Well, I've been 'on vacation' from running the past couple of weeks, running only once. Why? Well, it's been a combination of a few things. First, I've been busy at home taking care of my family since my wife has been sick and had neck problems. This means I was basically a single parent of a 3 year old and a 36 year old. Second, I was away visiting family for a weekend and wanted to focus on spending time with them. Third, I've been struggling with motivation since I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to run at Superior in a few weeks due to financial reasons. So, there ya have it in a nutshell. It hasn't been the most pleasant two weeks, except for spending time with family. I've noticed I'm a little irritable when I don't run. Fortunately, the wife is healthy again and I'm more than motivated to hit the trails again. Sometimes life happens and you just gotta get through the rough spots. However, Superior is still in question. If I do run, it will be a last minute entry. Irregardless, I need to get back to running and start getting a solid training plan together. Like this blog title, I've been 'rambling' about with my training and not sticking to a set plan. Right now, I have to find a balance between running and life.