Lately I've been starting blog posts and never finding time to finish them. Hopefully I *will* at some point, but in the mean time, just a quick update so that you don't think I've died.
- Running! A thing I am doing! After eight weeks completely off after Boston 2 Big Sur, I'm now wrapping up my 4th week of getting back to running. It's all easy miles right now, with 12.5 miles the first week, 22 miles in week 2, 34 in week 3, and now 40 miles this past week.
I'm doing my best to stick to my tried-&-true base training protocol, ie, all easy miles & keeping my heart rate between 140 & 150 bpm (which sometimes means walking!). I had sort of assumed that when I ran the numbers (because, data nerd) that two months off would probably result in being in worse shape than at the beginning of previous cycles when I haven't had so much (or any) time off, but this first month of runs has looked pretty similar to previous cycles, so perhaps this is just where I bottom out. 1
- Racing! For better or worse, I'll be lining up at Race to the End of Summer 10K in San Jose on Sunday, September 2. I'm planning to do a few weeks of speed work beforehand but it won't be a ton, so my only real goal is to race well suffer as much as I can stand. A sub-45:00 would be a nice surprise but I'm not really expecting it given how little training time I'll have under my belt.
- Living situation! In late June Don & I moved back into our house. It's not done yet, but there are toilets and showers and sinks and kitchen appliances, so, progress. (Psshhh who needs kitchen outlets.) Don's parents came to stay from July 4 through the weekend, so if nothing else, we have a functional guest bedroom & bathroom.
Though, we did christen the ovens Friday night with a blackberry & raspberry galette. It did not suck.
I posted it on facebook & now I am getting adds for Keto facebook groups. Obviously.
So, that's life lately. Also working & traveling more than I would like. But I'm still fitting in the miles.
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