Week of December 30, 2012:
Saturday: Bike ride to drop off library books and pick up groceries
Minutes run this week: 20 (sad trombone!)
Week of January 6, 2013:
Sunday: Long run + walk afterward (61 minutes of running, 33 minutes of walking)
This morning was cool, damp, and utterly refreshing, and I got to enjoy a great first-long-run-of-the-new-year in Texas’s version of wonderful winter weather. I ran to campus and back (had to take care of the flies!), which is probably about 7-8 miles round trip. Not wanting to overdo it, considering my lack of running in the last three weeks, I held my run time to 61 minutes and walked the rest home, which gave me 99 minutes total on my feet (including my warm-up). That’s a lot of walking for me after a long run, but I am thinking of it as practice for the marathon this year. Bonus: maybe I’ll be a tiny bit more ready for 70 minutes of running next weekend.
Today has been a lovely, lovely day. In addition to a great run, I have been diligently working on the powerpoint for my talk on Thursday. I’ve also got a soup simmering on the stovetop now, some lettuce waiting to be turned into salad, and a calm feeling heading into the workweek. Last week kinda sucked, between the travel on Monday and then trying to get my head back into the game at work. I eased myself into it, sleeping later than usual all week and indulging in my new DVD season of Big Love (season 3—holy moly! I could barely breathe during the final two episodes!). Today I finally feel ready for work: my kitchen is restocked, I am well-rested, all illnesses have finally dissipated, and I’m actually thinking about my science again. It’s going to be a good week.
Happy new week to you, my dears!