Today is my “rest” day. I would like to lounge around in the courtyard with some trash magazines, expose myself to some UVB rays and drink diet coke all afternoon, but there’s cleaning to do.
Yesterday I tackled the Jeep interior; carpets were pulled out, taken to the Co-Op and powerwashed, a colony of something growing underneath the front seats was scrubbed away from the paint, and the basin of the Jeep was rinsed out. I must invest in a soft top for next summer… I don’t want to deal with these carpets again!
Training has been going well, but I feel I need to step it up a notch. This week I did three 30 minute runs on the treadmill, one 35 minute run on a hilly route outside, a two hour bike ride, a one hour 10 km yesterday at Elk and Beaver Lake, and two 30 minute strength training sessions. I only have about seven weeks left until the half, but only so much time in the day to dedicate to running… what’s going to happen when school starts and I have homework on top of work and classes? I guess I’ll have no social life?
Speaking of running, I now have a glorified fanny pack, aka a “hydration belt”, to help me get through longer runs. I ran with it yesterday, and actually it didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. I love the fact I don’t have to hold anything while I run – keys, phone, and gel in the pack, and two bottles of H2O on either side of my hip. Other items on my wanted list for running: Ironman watch, capri running pants for knee support, comfier sports bra. I thought running would be a cheap sport for me to get into…
More on running. A friend sent me this to get inspired, it’s kind of neat.