Happy Sunday Everyone! Can you believe that September is almost halfway done? Do you think that time goes by faster as we age? I’m not sure about that one. You’ll have to chime in and tell me what you think.
First, let me say how lucky we are in Alexandria that we didn’t get any residual fall out from hurricane Florence. My thoughts and prayers go out to those that were directly affected in the Carolinas. My home is Aiken, SC so the outcome of the storm is near and dear to my heart. My sister and her family live in Charleston, SC and they had to come inland to stay with my parents. I am grateful they are safe. If you had anyone impacted by hurricane Florence, I hope they are well.
This weeks training continues on as I prepare for the Kingdom Half Marathon in Newport, VT. It has been a bit frustrating trying to get information from the promoters. One thing is for certain, this isn’t like any race I’ve done before. After many calls and emails I finally heard something back from the organizer. At least I know it’s still a go, but not a whole lot more. It’s very laid back which can have it’s good points but then it’s frustrations too. I feel like I’m an episode of Wayne’s World….Dude…where’s the race???
Hey, I plan to be at the start line 0900 hours. I shouldn’t be so surprised by this…I’m the type of person that would put a map on the wall and throw a dart. Wherever it lands, hey that’s the next adventure.
The unexpected semi~injury of the week took place not on the road or trail but coming out of the DC metro on my way to work. I get off at the National Archives stop (because I work at the National Archives!) and often the escalators are not working. I tend to gravitate to the escalator that’s not working for two reasons; 1) you get a mini workout climbing the stairs and 2) it’s less crowded ~ no one wants to take the broken escalator. There I was climbing the stairs and I was killing it …then about 3/4 of the way up I fell. I mean I really fell. I’m glad I was able to break my fall with my hands. It hurt too ~ I landed on my shin bones. One leg was bleeding. It hurt. There was a guy behind me and his eyes were just so wide! Lol! He just stared and asked if I was okay. Truth be told, I was more worried about my hands touching the escalator stairs then the bruises and bleeding I incurred. I picked myself back up and just kept going. Yeah…you’re going to have those days, but I’m okay.
I continue to be on a vegetarian diet. I make it sound like it’s a quest…I guess it is to some extent. It’s only been a little over two weeks. I wanted to see how I would perform physically. So far, I do feel lighter. I’m not craving anything ~ although I was thinking of turkey legs on my long run.
This weeks miles came to a total of 10.93 with my long run of 6 miles on Saturday. It was a decent run with the last three miles being touch and go, meaning the last three contained a bit of walking. My pace was 11:48. Not pleased, but I continue to strive to be better. I have completed 5619.67 with 5695.33 miles gratefully remaining. I am 37.83 shy of my halfway mark. I hope this post finds you with much joy in your heart.
Meet me halfway: