I lolly-gagged enough. Since Bighorn I haven't done much in terms of making my body to feel uncomfortable, a.k.a. training, and that lead to 4 extra pounds that I was so proud of not having before. While it's not all 15 that I dropped, it still bugs me that they are there. I guess there is no easy ride for me, huh? And, on top of it, I kind of remembered I have AC100 in September, and even though I have no set goals, and rarely train for a second 100 in a season (but rather kind of drift on past fitness), I thought it would be nice to do something for my own mental sake. That and a schedule let up on me.
Post-PCT is still lingering, with drop bags to return and results to fix (manual labor produces human error, thanks for patience, everybody!). Lots of emails flooding our mail boxes, but it's all good, nice to hear responses. We do put our hearts into the race, you know:)
Anyhow, I hit the gym Monday pretty darn hard and did things I haven't in 2 months, and as a result was sore overall by Tuesday afternoon. Not to mention I returned to the track on Tuesday morning. Oh, first lap was the longest ever! I couldn't believe it's a mere 400m! But I survived and committed to get back to it from now on every week. Besides, next 2 weeks Stephen and Max are going to be at the day camp, what means I have to drive them for a 9 am start, and no trail runs for me - road and track. May be I'll re-learn that running nonsense...
I couldn't laugh on Tuesday, my abs were sore. My ass talked to me too. So did my shoulders - window rolling in the car was a task. I loved the feeling, I forgot all about it. So I went back to the gym on Wed night and shook up some booty again. After morning road run, which I can actually call a run - I didn't walk a step. That doesn't happen often...Thanks God I decided on a day off today!!!
I am hitting the Gorge on Saturday, and on Sunday Mike and I are off to scout the south part of PCT trail going through Indian reservation - it will be the second half of the 100M race we are putting on next year. Need to figure out how accessible our aid stations positions and whether or not we should be marking the course. I hope not - it's too remote. If you can't follow a single track of PCT, why are you there, right? So with all that I may round up with some 80 miles - at least it's not 35 as it's been hanging the last 7 weeks with a rare exception:)
I had registered for my fall semester at the massage school, fun times. Believe it or not, I actually was reading the material when I was in Colorado! I picked 2 classes, they start October 2nd, and will go for 2 months. I am excited to find out what's this thing is all about.
I am also done with mortgage payments for the old house I used to live in. Long story, but I don't own any part of it anymore. I like the sound of it!
What else is happening? I am eating healthy and hating the scale. I have a new body art and feeling funky and giggly about it. I am trying to catch up on blogs and leave a comment. I am reading a really cool book on Buddhism and loving it, finding more and more it been very attractive to my way of thinking. I am running around happy and looking forward to live each day in a moment listening to my inner voice and following it...
As long as you stay unconscious, asleep at the switch of your own life, true happiness will prove elusive. Lama Surya Das