This will be a hodge podge of stuff I have been thinking about. A catch all for the week.
First off I have found my next big race. My original plan was to take a 1/2 yr off from running anything longer than 50 miles after Lone Ranger but, alas I don't think I will make it more than 3 months. Well that is sort of close to 6 months, it is half way, :). Before Lone Ranger I kept thinking after the race I would just take time off and heal mentally and physically. After Lone Ranger I asked my Running Mamas where they wanted to go next to crew and Tracey came up with Heartland. Heartland is 100 mile out and back course in Kansas on the first weekend in October. I did mull it over for a while. I asked Doug what he thought. He of course said to go for it and I was already trained up for that distance so it would be silly not to. Come on you have to love the guy. I asked Pea (Cathy to the rest of you) and I could hear her yelling from California she was so excited. So I guess that answered that. If Pea and Doug thought it was a good idea and I could find care for Chloe, had time to train and had an awesome group of Mamas who were ready and willing to go then what was I waiting for? I signed up. We (the mamas and I) are on our way to Kansas in October. Wooot wooot.
So now that I have a race to train for I sort of need to get back on my feet a little sooner than I had originally planned. I gave myself 6 days totally off. Then last Sunday I ran 7 miles pushing Chloe. The first 2 miles were really rough, dang my legs were tight. The last few miles on the other hand I was able to hit 7:45 pace pushing Chloe so I was psyched. I took Monday off and then ran with Cindy on Tuesday. We ran just over 7 miles and I got in some resistance training pushing her boys. Wednesdays run was really hard, only got in 5 miles and then Thursday I got in 8. I was really hoping for a 10 miler this week but it just wasn't to be. My legs are tight and feel heavy but I don't feel any injuries. So I think they might just need a few weeks to get back into it. I plan to hit just over 30 miles this week and go for around 50 next week. Hopefully by the end of August I can get in some 100+ mile weeks.
On a totally different note: It looks like our house sold. We are supposed to close next week and now Doug and I plan to rent here in Dallas for around 6mnths while we find a house and he gets transferred up to NYC (LGA, JFK, EWR he is responsible for all of those airports once he gets based up there). So needless to say with Doug ready to head off to Korea for the month, closing on the house, moving to an apartment and life going on here, things are nuts. If you see a woman running down the street screaming, it is just me letting off some steam, no need to call the police.
I think that sums up what is going on here. Have a great week everyone and Happy Running.