Saturday, June 13, 2015

For Real this Time

Wildflower_Red and Yello

Stalks Reach for the Sky

Caution Sign

Oh Hello!

Annnnd I’m back!  Finally.  For real this time.  It has been too, too long.

Self-employment has been wonderful and overwhelming and very, very hard at times.  It’s been incredibly time-consuming.  The paradox is that I expected it to be time-consuming, yet it was still more overwhelming than I ever imagined.  But now, most of my high school students have finished their semester, so my work schedule has eased up significantly.  And that has opened up time to really, truly get back to running regularly.

I decided to be smart this year, as the weather is starting to heat up here in Texas.  I’m doing Couch to 5K to let myself acclimate to the heat and rebuild my running strength.  All I can say now is: why didn’t I think of doing this sooner?!?  It’s such a great idea, using a beginner’s running program to ease into hot (and potentially dangerous!) weather.

I’m being conservative, so when I didn’t finish Week One of C25K two weeks ago, I decided to repeat it last week.  Here’s what last week’s work-outs looked like:

 FLF_Week of May 31 cropped

In other news, life is good!  Paul and I are super excited that Bernie Sanders is running for president.  I’ve been obsessively following the campaign news for the last month, and Paul and I both donated to the campaign on the day that Bernie announced.  We believe he is the real deal, and we are getting involved to help get Bernie elected.  On Thursday, we went to our first Bernie campaign meeting for volunteers.  I’ve never been so excited about a candidate, but Bernie Sanders is truly special: not only are his politics progressive and inclusive, but he’s a man of integrity whose voting record reflects his values.  We love his work and everything he stands for, and we’re proud to be part of his campaign, starting on the day he became a presidential candidate.

I feel rusty here, trying to blog after so many months of silence.  But I’m hoping that as with running, writing will get easier with practice.  And how about those beautiful photos up there!  Those were all taken at my park, the wildflower preserve that’s just down the street from me.  I love it there and do most of my runs in that park.

Happy almost summer, my long-neglected readers!

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