I haven’t posted in a while, and yes, I feel guilty about that.
Basically it has become hard to post for a couple of very good reasons:
- I run 4 miles a day and 7 miles on Sunday with Saturday off. Not much variation happening with this routine.
- It is hot and so my runs are rather slow and exhausting. I usually have to stop after 2 miles and once or twice on the last 2 mile stretch. I don’t stop long, just enough to be able to catch my breath and walk for a few seconds in the shade. All in all though, I’m not breaking any records out there. In fact, I don’t even take my Pebble watch with me because I don’t want to feel I have to run hard in the heat of the Southern summer.
- I have few races ahead. I am going to run a 5K with TJ (and maybe RS) in a couple weeks, but nothing major for which to train.
So here I am. Mindlessly running 4 miles a day at 3:00 in the afternoon. My knee is better and I haven’t had to stop a run again since I walked down the mountain, so that is good. And I took off the weekend of the 4th to head to Chattanooga with my Lovely Wife. I left my running shoes at home so I could take a break. Wouldn’t you know that it was some of the best weather we’ve had all summer. Cool mornings and low humidity. Pretty much I have figured out that if I want it to cool down outside all I have to do is not run and… BAM – it gets beautiful out. I started running again on Monday and, yes, it was hot and humid.
So all in all life is as monotonous as a slow 4 mile run in the heat. Work is very busy and home is just about as busy with things breaking (like our central air).
I can’t complain though. Other then my knee issue, I haven’t really been hurt much lately. In fact the last time I took a week off of running was several months ago.
Finally, I honestly haven’t had time to read too many blogs lately (another guilt trip for me). I think that adds to my monotony. I get motivated by reading other blogs and by skipping them, it just isn’t the same. Hopefully life will slow down a bit and get back to normal.
Have an awesome weekend and enjoy life.