I was all set to post my Cherry Blossom recap for this week’s run down, but…. that’s not done. Also in the queue, reviews of both Des Linden and Kara Goucher’s amazing books. I said somewhere that I was grateful to both for giving us some space between their publication dates, and then I read both in one week.
I am here. I am back running and I am still trying to play catch up after launch of our big culture program (on the heels of our rebrand!). I can’t believe we’re halfway through April, but it has been a great month so far with time in Virginia/DC and Florida. Loving this old normal, but guess who still hasn’t learned to blog on her phone?
- Monday: 7:15 AM flight back from Florida. Ran both Saturday and Sunday and hoofed a shoulder bag. Calling this a well earned day off.
- Tuesday: WFH. The Florida runs, free from allergens with everything having bloomed, were better but I wasn’t sure that would hold. Was pleased with the pace overall, and it was not positive splits, it was blossom splits. They’re so pretty, I can’t resist.
- Wednesday: we’re having summer, so it was an easy decision to walk to and from work. I didn’t intend to stay in the park that late, but how could I resist.
- Thursday: no office run group, and it was slated to be 88 so I was grateful for a reason to run in the morning. As I mentioned, it was one of those runs where I really did love it. A short warmup, and 6×400 to see what was in the legs after shutting it all down when the calf pain flared before the Half. Nothing big, but it felt good to see where I was. Having had a short run in the morning meant I could sit and watch sunset after work. Oh so grateful for the oasis that is Central Park.
- Friday: oh hello summer. Cherry blossoms still blooming and it was warm enough to sit at Pier I. This weather is so very broken, but I’ll never say no to the river followed by some time with a friend and her pupper.
- Saturday: slow day. Lots of little things around the apartment after two weekends away. Finally scooted out for a run. A little longer and faster than prescribed, but that’s what a 20 degree temperature drop will do even if it’s humid.
I have zero expectations about a 10K at altitude, but I’m going to enjoy the training. I think I’m actually really going to enjoy not having to run double digits especially if this crazy weather keeps up. It also takes the pressure off the week before when I’m at a conference and hiking.
and now for some memes, Kookyrunner style: