1. You guys, I ran a 1:30 half marathon last weekend! Every time I think about this I get excited. Post-IM fitness WHAT UP. On the slight downside, my body is still a little bit mad at me, probably not helped along by my first boot camp class in months. But the off-season goal is to get back in the gym and work on my strength (hello, my arms/shoulders are weak) so I hit my next training cycle ready to roll.
2. I’ve made the executive decision not to run Philly. I think this is smart. That way I can ride my bicycle twice this weekend and twice next weekend, which is what I’d rather do with my free time. On a related note, joining a cycling team was one of the smartest things I’ve done in a very long time. It’s fun, it motivates me to plenty of ass-in-saddle time, there’s a constant stream of rides and we have access to sick discounts. But, most important, it’s made up mainly of guys (lots of them) who collectively own hundreds of bikes. Odds are this will work out in my favor, right? RIGHT?
3. There is a lot of free of food at my new job. I’ve never had to battle this before — ditto access to lots of good lunch spots — so I need to build up a little bit of self-control. Especially as I go into a few months of lighter training. Otherwise it’s gonna get real ugly come February. PUT DOWN THE PUMPKIN CUPCAKE.
Anyone else having a hard time with 5pm darkness?