In my area, teachers went back today and the kids go back tomorrow. Stepkid #1 will be starting 8th grade and stepkid #2 will be starting 6th grade. I am happy they are going back because they need some structure in their lives!
They were getting a little wild with staying up until the wee hours of the morning and then sleeping half the day away. Saturday morning after my 16-miler and DH's 12-miler, they finally rolled themselves out of bed and showered and we told them we were going to the local taco place for lunch. Stepkid #2 said "what about breakfast?" It was noon.
I told her she'd have to wake up earlier next time if she wanted breakfast.
Saturday: the above-mentioned 16 miles with great conditions: low 70s, low humidity, overcast the entire time. A good run, it was only 2 minutes slower than the 14-miler 2 weeks before!
What a difference 15* and low humidity makes. This good run led me to pull the trigger on Steamtown, which is in 5 weeks. I am running it purely as a training run and to avenge my DNF there in 2004 and to get PA as a state since DH already has it in his 50-state quest (which I am doing by proxy).
Sunday: complete rest day + massage.
Yesterday: Save the trees 5k. The humidity was back with a vengeance.
Halfway to the race I realized that I forgot socks.
Warm-up went ok, except my sweaty feet were slipping all around on my orthotics.
The race itself was not fun. I went out too fast because I forgot that the course was almost entirely uphill for the first 2+ miles. My second mile was slow, but I was able to pick it up again in mile 3 with the help of a downhill, and I ended up with a decent kick for the last 0.15 miles even though I felt like I was slow. 27:39 watch time, so I didn't hit my goal of beating the other 5k I did this summer (which was pancake flat). I ran this race almost 3 minutes faster last year
, but I had been doing speedwork all summer, so I can't really complain. The cooldown sucked hard because I really left everything I had on the course, my legs were all shaky at the finish and I felt like throwing up.
Today: rest day from running, strength after work
It's 1000* in the office right now. It actually feels like they have the heat on.