Where to start, where to start. It feels like it’s been forever since I posted (real time: only 4 days, not including my quick post yesterday from my phone). We finally got internet and TV today so I don’t feel like I’m stranded on a deserted island. It’s amazing how much we come to rely on technology, isn’t it?
Like my Garmin. I used to swear that I’d never get one. I loved training without having to obsess over what my pace and exact times were. But after I started using one last year, I realized that it has become my crutch. I constantly look at my pace during training runs, which can be a bit annoying to tell you the truth. So I thought it best to go running without it yesterday, especially as I’ve been dealing with these crazy health issues. I wanted to just focus on my body, how I was feeling, etc. I’ll do a post on my run tomorrow, but let me just say that freeing myself from the Garmin for a day was glorious. Now, races….that’s another story completely.
Other than moving this week and going to the doctor over and over again, I’ve started to work on my dissertation again. I took a good 3 months off of it this summer but it’s time to get back into it because I
need want to be done by the spring. Let the writing of the 400 page book commence!!! (ok, I’ve already written 100 pages, so it’s not AS daunting, but now comes the most important part: data analysis and findings).
Oh, and I’m looking forward to this weekend! Mitch and I are visiting a couple that we are friends with–Jamie and Julia–who live in Greenville, South Carolina. Actually, Julia (who just started her own blog, which you can visit here <— come on, give her some love!!!) and I are running a 10k in Charlotte on Saturday morning. With my wonky health issues, not sure how that will go over, so we’ll just have to see. Like my last few races, I’ll probably take it easy and just treat it as another training run!
I’ll be back a bit later with some new eats I’ve been loving!!
If you usually run with a Garmin, do you ever purposely not use it?