Obviously, I’ve been missing since forever. Sadly, it’s been for nothing fun or exciting but for an absurd amount of work that I needed to get done. I have two chapters of my dissertation that I’ve been simultaneously researching and writing and I have 7 more weeks of intense research but a huge chunk of hard work is out of the way so I can be back to consistent blogging again (and running, for that matter!). If you want to see an example of what I’ve been up to, these are the latest books I’ve grabbed at the library…as in, this is my “to read” pile for this week and next week these go back and I get new ones. There are actually a few more next to my bed but we’ll pretend this is the full picture.
I was still running 6 days/week for the first few weeks I was home visiting and trying to balance home and all this work, but I’ve moved to 4 days/week partly because of the work and partly because I’ve had my posterior tibial tendon acting a bit fussy. I’ve been religiously doing strengthening work though 5-6 days each week and my last 2 weeks of running have had zero pain so I think I’m clear there (as long as I continue the rehab!) and I’m moving back to 6 days now. And obviously, I’m still refueling like a champ:
Home was great, and I’m sorry I shared so little (though you totally saw one of the best parts…my date with Cori!). I definitely fell very far off the healthy eating wagon but I enjoyed every second of my Cafe Rio nights. You really cannot go wrong with a salad that weighs more than your arm:
And I got highlights…which is completely irrelevant to everything but makes me feel summery:
Side note…I hate when people try to flatten the crap out of my hair when I get it styled. Also, it’s really hard to capture long hair in a photo when you are short and have correspondingly short arms.
Oh, and I doubt you’ll notice it on the blog, but Joe is sure getting an earful of it every five minutes…I miss my puppies. My parents (and Joe’s parents for a few weeks!) are watching them for us while we do the whole moving process and get things finished up with all the logistics that come with moving nearly everything you own. It’s so weird not having them around and we miss them a ton, though it’s a lot easier to sleep in when the little one doesn’t lick your face and jump all over you as soon as the sun comes out.
She looks like she’s just soaking up the rays.
Today’s plan is 6 at easy pace followed by approximately six million pages of reading and then rewarding myself with my favorite pizza tonight!! I haven’t had pizza in AGES because there’s nothing good near where our parents live in Virginia and Joe has been dying to get one ever since we got back.
Any PRs in the last month I need to know about? I’ve been living in a 1790s cave so spill!
Anyone injured? (please say no!)
Give me three things you are most looking forward to this summer!