5.11.2008

More of the same

Since I dialed back in April I have allowed myself to heal and recover. I highly recommend it.

This was the first week since early March that I topped 20 miles for the week. I pulled off a 5 a 6 and a 13 (I found a penny running this morning). It was good to get those miles in because summer heat is already upon us and I need to stay on top of that wave so my endurance can hold its own and not get beaten down. A tough challenge; I assure you.

I have made my hotel reservations for Chicago and flight reservations for Rhode Island vacation. The last travel task is to book flights to Chicago.

My weight has been an issue here in Thin Trade Land. I remember in 2006 for the Miami Marathon I weighed 150. A year ago I was around 155 maybe. These days it's either side of 160. I know if I cut out a few indulgent items in my diet it would get better but I am not hurting by it and certainly not looking anything close to portly. I'll let it ride until summer when Chicago training gets serious.

I hope to run (with/into) Jeanne, Susie, formerly of Finally Running fame, and Peter of DC Spinster fame over the Fourth. That could be worth some extended blogging with photos.

7 comments:

Maddy said...

Good work on the miles this week. It's nice to hear your break worked out for well for you. I felt much the same after my flu recovery in February (16 miles for the month).

Where are you staying in Chicago. Finding a room there is totally stressing me out and I feel like I need to act quickly...

Joe said...

glad to hear you are healing up...not to mention, the school year is winding up. Has to feel good on both counts.

jeanne said...

no hope about it...you're doing it, mister! july 4, you and peter must be at my place at 7 a.m!

and if you keep gaining and i keep losing, it's only a matter of time until our weights pass each other. I'll wave to yours on my way down.

glad to hear you are healing. you're a constant inspiration!

Neese said...

did you pick up the penny? :)

SCMorgan said...

You're really going to make me run, aren't you??????

Rae said...

Oh, Miami. That was my best weight, too. I'm hoping to get back to Miami weight soon myself!!

peter said...

Don't worry about your weight going into Chicago. You're bound to lose 6-8 pounds of water during the race, and at Chicago you won't be replenishing it if recent history is any guide.