Monday (6.3) - Enjoyable run at lunch time even sucked it up and went down to Jupiter Point. I dug up my iPod and listened to some music on the run and that was a helpful distraction. For my 3:30 run segments I saw and felt some peppy paces, yeah!! I can't remember why or when I stopped listening to music, trying to remember how to switch playlists on the iPod (its a shuffle, do they even make those any more?) took a few tries and I don't remember how I switched from the Tabata playlist to the Running Music playlist. I pressed buttons till it all worked, ha!
|We don't talk about him snuggling with "Big Mean Kitty"|
The look of disgust on his face cracks me up.
Jax decided that he did not want a rest day and took me for a walk. Surprisingly he is a mile kinda guy and just when I thought he was heading home he went straight! He got his mile. Good for him.
Tuesday (7.7) - Ro and I were meeting late in the afternoon to walk, but I still wanted to move for lunch, and I knew I'd be in NYC on Wednesday, I took the long way to the cafe and back with my lunch, and as it happens dinner for Dave because there was way to much food.
|May - Spot on!|
Ro and I met up, neither of us were in the mood for hills, she had an 8 mile run earlier in the day, complete with pick ups. We did the beach and Avery Point loop and caught up enjoying the sun immensely.
Jax got to run around on the beach so that got me off the hook for a dog walk, instead he wanted to play tug o'war. Ok
Wednesday (1.3) - My big debut on the stage moderating a panel discussion between 4 colleagues, two with me on the stage, one in Brazil, and the fourth was recorded earlier. Quite the technological feat pulled off brilliantly by the guys in the tech booth. Having worked with them for years I was completely confident this would go smoothly, the rest of the team were not so sure, we would be flipping back and forth between Brazil, video tape, and live in NY, something anything was bound to go wrong. My biggest fear was not filling up the 45 minutes we were talking, meanwhile I've spent the last month peeling people off the ceiling reassuring them it would be brilliant, the run of show was on point to the last detail and Jose and crew nail everything they do.
|Kind of handy reference|
Not trying to brag or anything, HA HA, Yes, Yes, I am, clearly, bragging, it went as scripted. I'm pleased, very pleased.
There is a lot to be said about planning. Made me think of my training plan for my ultra. I still have it hanging up on the bulletin board and see it daily. I may have pitched nearly all of my race bibs and most of the stupid medals in fits of rage or self pity from injury and illness over the last few years. That, that I kept, I took it down a few times, and looked at it and nearly threw it in the trash, but something wouldn't let me. It is a daily reminder of working the plan and seeing results.
|Ice Age 50K training plan|
Thursday (7.8) - Run at lunch, I upped the run section to 4 minutes and left the walk at 1 minute. Wednesday was the day the Prednisone was dropped to 5mg, I wasn't, and still am not sure about the effect. The run felt good, it was windy and that always changes how the run goes, parts are easier and parts are harder and was it the wind or was it me or was it both and then I added on 30 seconds of running, so there were several different factors at play for the overall outcome of the run.
I was out of work early for the annual mammogram, it was quick and efficient, per usual. That gave me the opportunity to take Jax on a hike. We went to the old Burlingame Campground, so cool. We explored different camp roads and checked out the old campsites and camp buildings. Kind of eerie with the setting sun. We will go back there, he seemed pretty curious about everything so hopefully, this will keep his interest for a few more hikes, plus it is a super easy and gentle path.
|Old camp site|
Friday (1.6) - Fuzzy on Friday, ah yes, I forgot my backpack at home, Thought about going for a ride, figured I better get Jax out to the woods because it was going to be crappy on Saturday. Half-assed a hike with him, trying new to me trails, he didn't really care because they weren't boring carriage road/double track, they were fun rocky and narrow single track. I managed to get most of my docket at work done, and prepped for the next week, so it was a pretty good day.
|Let's get crazy -- Jax|
Saturday (1.8) - As planned it rained and rained some more. Fortunately we got a break around dog dinner time and I took Jax out for a stroll. He was really into this in town walk, guess he was bored from watching me knit all day? I enjoyed knitting immensely and am nearly done with the left front of the sweater. It was nice to knit for hours and not have shoulder pain, well a little but nothing like I've experienced. Not even worth taking something for it. In fact, I have only take a couple acetaminophen since the first of the month, and that was due to hormonal crap and not auto immune crap. This is the longest I have gone in a year not taking something ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen (or all three) daily in over a year. My liver is probably happy about that? I even got brave and pulled all but one of the bottles of pain relievers out of my purse! Living on the edge!
Sunday (4) - Not exactly a stellar lets get moving day, I think two days of lazies did their toll? Took Jax out to Yawgoog, in Richmond RI. It is a Boy Scout Camp, HUGE! I'm guessing it is where the troops meet for a jamboree. I'll have to find out more. The trails were great and we were going to go around the lake, but that didn't quite pan out. I'm not great with directions or maps but I am pretty resilient at finding a plan B or C or Z or whatever it takes. There was a couple miles of slippery ledge that Jax loves so much so he was content and then we had a little hike on some calmer terrain, he was bored. We will be back now that I have a better bearings and can make sense of where we were versus where I intended us to go.
|Still not much color|
Making stellar progress on the cardigan, looks more like a vest, still need to finish the left side, the sleeves, and the big deep cowl collar. This was taken after I finished the right side. To quote Flounder from Animal House "This is going to be great." I can already tell it is is going to be a warm comfy sweater.
by Stephen Kiernan
I love this story. A great mix of sci fi and ethics and human behavior. The characters are wonderful, and by that I mean you have a very visceral reaction to each and everyone of them, I love it when an author can write a character so well you can see them in your head. Not all the characters are lovable, some are down right despicable.
by Ron Chernow
Guess it's time to learn something? The book has gotten great reviews from friends and I enjoy Chernow's writing.
by Charles Bukowski
Mind candy, for sure.
A pretty good week.
Beth, in awe of how things evolve.