Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Check this out!

This may very well be the week I begin training for a fall race. Could these conditions be any more perfect for running?

Well, yes, that is a lightning bolt there for tomorrow. But it never thunders or lightnings all day long; I’m sure I can squeeze a run in in between the raindrops.

I had intended to begin training for a fall race on June 1. However, I found myself in hot, humid, sunny Florida June 1, so training – hell, any running at all – didn’t happen. And the Florida weather followed me home, so all I’ve done since then is walking. Slowly.

But it feels great out there this morning. The combination of good weather, a good night’s sleep and the race motivation sounds like a perfect training storm, doesn’t it? Well, it does to me, anyway.

Which fall race? I’ve been thinking of the Space Coast Marathon, so my dad can watch me cross the finish line (he has said he will go anywhere in Florida to see that happen). However, my husband and I enjoyed our time there so much that we’re actually thinking of becoming snowbirds. If that’s the case, I’m sure there’s a race or two in southern Florida in January or February.

Speaking of southern Florida, it’s gratifying having such good blog company as I take a stab at South Beach. My husband lost about 50 pounds many years ago eating meat and vegetables, so he’s solidly supporting me, as well. I got back on the horse yesterday. I’d love to see another five pounds drop this month.

Hey. It could happen!


G.G. said...

I'm from So FL originally--I miss it a lot. I'm sure there a lot of events in Jan & Feb b/c the weather's so much more tolerable.

Hope you can fit your run in!

Grumpy Chair said...

I'm rooting for you and the loss of five pounds!

I had a pretty good day yesterday. The library had a paperback copy of the SB book on it's 50 cent shelf. I'm gonna check today to see if it is still there and snatch it up.

Mary Gee said...

I was very successful on South Beach for a long time. It really works to become less obsessed with food than other plans (like WW).

South Florida sounds great in Winter!