This has been a busy week around here...planning a going away party, running, fitting in yoga, biking to work, getting ready for a busy Friday AND Saturday of work meetings and events and simply trying to not get stressed about it all.
This morning I woke up at 5:30 for no real reason. While I would have liked another hour to sleep, the body was not allowing it. I hopped up and did some reading. Yes, you heard that right...I finally got my butt in gear and am reading a book from my bookshelf.
The book: A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
I like Shreve's writing. Her words are calming and make reading a relaxing activity as it should be. This story takes place in the mountains of New England in a bed and breakfast where a group of old high school friends are reuniting for a wedding. Doesn't that sound quaint?
After a chapter or so, I rushed out the door with Jonah Bell for a 20 min walk. Then I quickly switched into my cycling gear and got a sunny 10 miler under my belt in just 40 min. So much was accomplished by 7am!
Besides sappy novels, I'm probably ingesting more sugar than I need to this week. Sometimes you just find a way to cope and sugar is an easy go to for me. What's your coping mechanism?
The good thing is that because I know that sugar is an easy fix, I try to have healthier options available. This week, I've been bringing just three of both dried apricots and yogurt covered pretzels to work as my treats. It's a little sugar fix, but not over the top "Oh my lord, I'm on a sugar high right now and am going to crash any minute" kind of fix.
On another note, my dear friend T just got a fabulous new job where she'll be able to use the workout facility and trainers for free. She is excited to be re-energized in her new opportunity. I'm so happy for her!
Training update: I have just three more long runs before the Helvetia Half Marathon! I guess that means it's time to up the mileage just a mile or two more. I've been doing 9-10 mile runs with the group for the past several weeks, but I'd like to do a few 11-12 milers.
Does anyone else feel like this summer is going to fly by? Between bike races, weddings and other fun adventures, the calendar is filling UP! I guess it's time to sit down and figure out the marathon training schedule. Long runs, here I come.