Orienteering1:03:17 5.74 km (11:01 / km) +138m9:50 / km ahr:156 max:172
To Noon Hill. Today I decided to run a bit longer but with less intensity and that seems to have been a wiser idea than shorter and higher intensity yesterday. Although whether I will make it to Game of Thrones tonight or not is still not clear :)
Did the green and leg 1 had a viable route directly across wasp sting territory, so despite the fact I could see the control from the trail I did a wide high loop to get it. Do wasps stay in the same place year to year? I was not going to risk it.
After that some really good route choice legs and a couple of not so nice just got to get you to the next decent bit of forest legs. Enjoyed being out and only felt tired in the last km or so. Brought back a huuuuuge foil balloon from number 10 and then headed back home, only to find that the boiler in the new apartment is broken again. We had no hot water last weekend and it was "fixed" on Monday - but dived into the shower after O' and it was ice cold again, and the boiler was showing the same error code. So cycled to work to have a shower, forgot my phone, luckily managed to Hubway to lunch spot in time to meet Amanda, then had a lovely two hours that was worth the somewhat stressful work up.
Orienteering25:06 3.49 km (7:12 / km) +51m6:43 / km ahr:166 max:178
Drove to New Hampshire where it was still winter, and ran the brown course at Mine Woods. We'd hiked there in summer - it's a fantastic little town park in
Mostly trail running and I think I overdid it a bit, was worn out for much of the rest of the day - need to take it easier at Noon Hill tomorrow (and hopefully not run through another wasp nest this time!) Crossed the power lines a few times and was thinking how happy I was that it was still winter up here and I didn't have to contend with snakes, a la Boris! Really enjoyed being out, but on a couple of the long trail runs I was tempted to try to hijack one of the many dockless bikes sitting around the place! A lot of people were out doing a Trashtag challenge - definitely a good thing coming from the internet right now.
So, while my R script is running, I suppose it's been time for a while to reappear on AP. I've been quiet for a while because I've been growing a human! We were still living in the old house and the sequential closing of bridges in Somerville meant that my average commute was creeping towards the two hours each way mark (for 4.5 miles, ridiculous), and I was just exhausted for most of February and March. That guy drove into the back of my bike a few days after finding out I was pregnant and that killed cycling for me. We moved to Charlestown 2 weeks ago, and now we're finally unpacked and this has coincided with the second trimester, I'm feeling a lot better and capable of doing something that isn't just commuting and working.
That first trimester was tough people! No throwing up luckily but plenty of very very very tired. Hoping to get back into doing a little bit of running and some more strength training now I have a 12 minute meander to work instead of that disaster. Due in mid October, so still some time to do stuff. Would love some advice on best running bands and things, don't need them yet but I'm assuming time will fly by and it won't feel like long till I do!
So yes, big news! Also we're having a tiny wedding in June but tbh right now that seems very unimportant.
Had to edit this distance - satellites were bouncing my signal around all over the place -I did not run a 6.34 mile today, unsurprisingly :) Little human is sitting on my bladder, still quite low in my pelvis for this stage, and my runs require a halfway toilet stop point - luckily work is well placed for this! Hopefully this will be a short term inconvenience!