Holy cow, when will time slow down?
And when did it get to be mid December, with less than two weeks to go until Christmas?
I posted my last “update post” in mid September after having a whirlwind end to the summer, and since then I can’t even remember where the time has gone. I’m pretty sure the unaccounted for time can be attributed to being passed either at work, my consulting gig, getting projects done left and right around the house, or to my half marathon training!
It’s a good thing that I don’t go big doing presents and shopping, I don’t think I could handle the holidays if I had to spend them driving around and fighting for parking at the mall.
One new thing of note is that I’ve negotiated some working from home privileges which really works out nicely. Typically I’m home 2-3 days a week, which really adds some flexibility to my schedule.
For the most part since summer has wound down I’ve been sticking close to home, but that is about to change. We leave for Costa Rica in a couple weeks, and we’ll be there for close to 3 weeks. Then the week after returning home is my half marathon. And the following month we’ll be heading to Florida for a wedding, which we’ll turn into a bit of a vacation. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to drive from Miami to Key West, through the Keys and over all those bridges, so that’s what we’ll do! Arrive in Miami then driving to Key West for three days, then another three days in Fort Lauderdale for the wedding!
And the half marathon I mentioned should be fun. I’m still running only in my Vibram FiveFingers, and I’ve been able to add some distance which feels nice. I’ve found a nice, easy training rhythm which doesn’t consume me or cause burnout, consisting of one short-ish run during the week of 3-5 miles, then a long one on Sunday, increasing distance every other weekend or so. Doing this I’ve been able to work up to 10 miles, so I suppose it’s working. And the good news is the 1/2 marathon is still over a month away, so I should be ready to go when hte time comes.
I apologize that I’ve been pretty scarce here, and will probably continue to be so until after returning from Costa Rica, at which point I should have some fun updates, so stick around!
How about you? How is your holiday season going? What fun things are you doing?
- Ultra marathons and barefoot trail running
- Being too busy and how to unwind in 24 hours
- Some accomplishments … and things still to be done
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Originally posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 7:02 AM .