Barely Running, but Staying Busy

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My blog entries are quickly becoming a week in review. Last week I ran twice, on Wednesday and Saturday, both times the 11.2 km (6.8 mi.) loop with my running club. I supplemented this with 3 swimming sessions, including the swim class I am taking on Tuesday nights. I also took off for a two hour cycling workout on Saturday, covering about 41 km (25 mi.).

The rest of my free time has been spent on a major kitchen renovation at home. Major, you ask? Yes, I mean gutting the kitchen, tearing down/out the wallpaper, flooring and ceiling panels, new plumbing, new electrical lines, new cupboards - the whole deal. Not all of this was planned, but once we got started we discovered, for example, that the plumbing was prehistoric. In fact the plumbing in our 200 year old house is in such bad shape that we have to replace the entire plumbing, not just the kitchen.

I can do a lot of the work, flooring, ceiling panels, plastering, wallpapering, painting etc. However the electricity and plumbing we have contracted out. I can hang a light, add an outlet or fix a leaky faucet, but this project requires specialists. At least when everything is done we can scratch the kitchen and plumbing off our long list of things we want to do to the house - these were two of the larger projects.

Anyway, I really am not training for anything in particular in the moment. I joined some friends for a run last night, they ended up running intervals, I was able to hang with them at least. I have been trying to support my friend Conny as she trains for the New York Marathon (November 1). I may join her for a 30 km (18.6 mi.) long run on Saturday. I will probably run a 10K race over the next few weeks, there are several coming up in my area - my running club usual participates in all of them. I would like to try to improve my personal best for this distance, it has been two years since I accomplished this, I think I have a good chance.

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This page contains a single entry by Jack published on October 6, 2009 6:44 AM.

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