I cannot BELIEVE I haven't blogged in over two weeks. I don't really know what to say about the last few weeks. Let me see if I can sum it up quickly: I was so completely over moving, I actually got sick. I even missed a long run. It was super helpful to have my dad here, but by the time he headed out last weekend, I think even he was sick of talking about window treatments. We still have the daily freak-out because we can't find something, but we are gradually starting to feel like we actually live here.
While the boxes got unpacked, daycares interviewed, job-things set up, and window treatments found, I explored running paths near the house. One of my favorites is the HUGE park right down the street from my house. This is a picture of the entrance taken by The Beastie during their 4th of July visit. The park is 289 acres, with many paths through it, the longest being the ~3.5 mile path near the perimeter.
* As a sidenote (I tried to post this last time but for some reason it didn't appear in the post): Some of you have asked why I keep some information out of my blog. Basically, it's just an effort to keep my professional and personal lives separate. I don't actually care if you know what city I live in, as long as you can't Google me and find this blog. So, a big clue: I see a great big arch multiple times every day. Oh, and the Clydesdales are here, which is just friggin' cool.
This morning I dragged myself out of bed for a pre-work run. It was one of the best runs I've had since moving here. It felt easy, the weather wasn't blistering, and I got to explore a GORGEOUS neighborhood. Seriously. I will run it again tomorrow or Friday and take a few pictures. Another plus is that my new neighborhood is all hills, so I am NOT hard-pressed to get hills in. Hills and long runs I should be good for. Speed work I am still working on figuring out. I think I'm close to a solution on that.
In general, I'm feeling a little behind in my training plan. I shouldn't be surprised. It's been a chaotic at best summer. But things are starting to settle down, so my mileage should get more consistent for a while. Keep me in check, guys. 73 days until L&C!! On deck this weekend--10 miler!
mileage: 306.1 + a bunch of stuff = 335.2 miles