In case you’ve been living under a rock, or just don’t watch TV (no judgement here; I don’t have TV), Colorado has had some strange occurences lately. Wildfires, extreme heat (nationwide, really), mudslides, and flash flooding. And it’s only the beginning of July! And unfortunately for me, it’s already the beginning of July! This marks about half way through my summer vacation, and no, I’m not ready to go back to teaching! Thank goodness there is still a lot of fun planned over the next few weeks.
I think I’m accomplishing what I wanted out of running for these 10 weeks or so: slow it down, have fun, trail run, altitude train, half marathons. Overall, I wanted to take a step back from longer distance training and re-evaulate my goals. While there are a few things going through my head for the rest of the year, I won’t be setting anything in stone yet. The beginning of the school year is generally a good time for me to set professional goals, and this year, I’ll be taking that time to re-plan the remainder of the year, and potentially into the spring.
I’d been having some hip issues, beginning at the end of Rim Rock training and even through Boston. I was getting a pretty good handle on it until last weekend’s double header. Now it feels like I’ve taken a step back. So, I’m back to rehabbing the hip. This may or may not affect the remainder of 2012’s plans. Hopefully, I can get back to where I was a couple weeks ago.
The boy has a mountain bike race the following week in one of our favorite Colorado locations: Steamboat Springs.
Then, Telluride with my family!
Before you know it, July is over. Sad face. But at least there are some fun changes coming up for me in August. And I couldn’t be happier about them!