6 mile run around Lake Scranton, PA! Because marathon training is happening no matter where I am.
1. Espresso catering for somebody I met serving coffee at the bike shop. It was a small outdoor wedding at Lake Shenandoah, not 10 minutes from where I live. Awesome place. And I didn’t even know it existed.
2. 5.5 mile run with Milo this afternoon through the JMU campus and arboretum trails.
3. Giant slice of sausage pizza and beer.
It was a good day.
Look who came to the office with me!
Milo and I are hitting the trails with the local trail running group after work. So I picked him up and brought him with me after lunch.
The “after” shot, as requested Carolyn!
Fueling up with some of this homemade pasta before I jump on the bike trainer tonight!
You know how sometimes you feel like you’re going to shit yours pants while you’re out on a run? Well… That totally happened to me this morning.It all started at around mile one, and the situation quickly deteriorated. Thankfully my running route passes next to the field hockey area which happens to have public restrooms.
I was relieved in more ways than one.
Five cold, late night miles in 19 degree temps with a wind chill of 10.
I regretted it for the first mile or so and almost turned back. But once I started to warm up all was well. I was also slightly concerned it would be a bit too cold for Milo but he didn’t mind it one bit. That dude loves to run with me no matter what.
What an awesome afternoon for a 6 mile run!
An out-of-the-country trip. But I can’t decide where to go because there are so many places I want to experience.
The obvious choice is Honduras, my home country. My last few trips there were not happy ones so I wouldn’t mind going back and doing something fun that doesn’t involve funerals. And having grown up there I know my way around.
The bad thing is that, well, I grew up there. And it’s nothing new to me. But I miss it. And I would love to take E down there to show where where I grew up. Show her our awesome Mayan ruins, pristine beaches, family coffee plantations, and our awesome rainforests. Plus, I really want to go diving with whale sharks. She’s never been out of the country and this would be an awesome experience for her.
Then there is everywhere else I’ve never been: Asia, Europe, South America, Australia. There is so much to see, and so few vacation days. I seriously need to figure out a way to work remotely. Or set up a business that I can run remotely like my buddy Tim Ferris.
NSV: Fitting into pants that I haven’t worn in about a year. My belt is also a few notches tighter. The combination of marathon training and eliminating virtually all simple, processed carbs from my diet are doing the trick.
Also, my legs are starting to show some nice muscle definition from all the cycling I’m doing as cross-training. I almost feel like an athlete again!