Knowing that I’ve neglected my blog lately and feeling like I haven’t been up to anything interesting, I wondered, “Well what HAVE I done in two weeks?”
I hosted my first party in my new house. I live on the same block as a Greek Orthodox Church that puts on a Greek-Fest block party all weekend. Having a block party on my lawn was a good enough excuse to invite all of the contents of my FaceBook friend list over for some beers and people watching. I was so happy to see some of my favorite people that I haven’t seen in a very long time.
Then it turned August. Did you notice? Most people are ecstatic about the idea of August because August leads to September, which brings fall, and lovely running weather. I’m not most people. I’m savoring the daylight as much as I can knowing that soon it will be saved for later.
My fall marathon training has begun, and so far so good! John and I did a lake loop of 12 miles. It was his longest run, and my best lake loop! The lake loop will be an excellent route for me to train on since my fall marathon will be hilly.
Next Saturday the 18th will be my third Madison Mini Marathon. This race has become a must-do every summer. It’s a course where I’ve PR’ed my half marathon time every year and really badly want to do it again. I’m embarrassed to admit, but as I’m typing this I’m skipping my mid-length hilly run. My entire lower extremity is tired, sore and achy. Wah, wah wah. I spent all afternoon arguing with myself on whether this is shear laziness, or an actual listen-to-the-body thing. What I do know is that if I miss my goal by even a mere 30 seconds, I will remember this skipped run.
How do you differentiate between laziness and listening to the body?