August 2008 Archives
Another double-digit week, yay! The next two weeks are full of Ash-time, though, so I won't be getting much running in. I can't wait for winter, when it's cool enough that I can run at lunchtime.
I went up Mt Lemmon yesterday and it was beautiful. A great hike, followed by pie. Mmmm...
Did my first spinning class on Saturday since the injury - it went well, although it kicked. my. butt.
My wisdom teeth will be removed next week. I'm not looking forward to that.
Here's some of what I've been working on:
My first "long" run since injuring myself in April was this morning; I chose to visit my old friend, Phoneline Trail, for about 4.25 miles. It was slow, hot, humid going. I want to say it was fun, or it was a blast, or it was awesome. But truthfully, it was hard and I could tell I've gained weight. Mostly, though, it was a relief. I was running trails again, running a longer distance than my weekday runs, out early on a Sunday morning like normal. Like usual. Like I've been craving for the last few months. It's the first start of my return to my routine, what gives me safety and comfort and stress relief and hope and possibility. Thank goodness.
Three ~2 mile runs in the last seven days and two gym visits...not bad after a summer of maybe once-a-week workouts.
Still have Pemberton 50k on Feb 14 2009 in mind.
And I figure it starts with just a few steps. A couple miles. Eventually, the steps will link together and I will finish 31 miles.
I'll be getting a CT scan and going to a neurologist to check up on my brain...make sure there's nothing wrong. I think it was just a major bonk and I need to take better care of myself - being very aware of my fueling and hydration needs, even when I'm not in major training mode. Which I can't wait for, by the way!
Ash and I have extended our family - by adopting two adorable kittens. Pi (my name for the black one) and Fuzzy (Ash's name for the - you guessed it - fuzzy multicolored tabby) are sisters and they are adorable. And loud (2 am - thumpthumpthumpthump as they chase each other across the house). They are currently curled up between Ash and me while I type and Ash watches Alvin & the Chipmunks (although Fuzzy keeps trying to walk on the keyboard, goofball).
Ash is about to go on a 12-day vacation with his grandmother to Michigan. I hope he has tons of fun. But I am going to miss him!!!! I will get my first 'long' run in while he's out. Now that Sabino Canyon is open again, I'll head up the road. It's been so long. I miss it.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark TwainOne Year: How I went from a Non-runner to a Recreational Runner to an Ultrarunner Gallbladder Disease Broken Barriers I was in the local paper! Quoted in an article Profiled in the BodyPlus! section of the Tucson Citizen Quoted in another article
Crew Reports:p>March 1, 2008: Crewing for Olga, at the Old Pueblo 50 mile. Report (photo link at the end of the report)
April 27 (?), 2006: Volunteer Report from Zane Grey 50 Mile Race