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Training Log Archive: MJChilds

In the 12 days ending Sep 5, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking4 3:00:00
  Trail running3 1:44:05
  Biking1 1:38:00
  Total7 6:22:05

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Wednesday Sep 2, 2015 #

Walking 30:00 [2]

The alternate usual, w Carl. Walked to the library to return a book that bothered me so much I wanted it out of the house. It was Fall On Your Knees by MacDonald. It was set in Cape Breton so I started it before our trip to the maritimes. It was about a highly dysfunctional family in the early 1900s and was very dark and depressing. I almost quit about 1/3 of the way through. Should have. Thought it would have a redemptive quality and that I'd get some insight into life on Cape Breton. Not so much. I mentioned to the librarians how much I did not like it, even though it was well written, and they said it was an "Oprah book" and they're all depressing. Now I know. Need something delightful to realign my mood.

Tuesday Sep 1, 2015 #

Walking 1:30:00 [2]

Walked w MH and her 2 dogs on Leavensworth Rd. plus the extension that we thought was a road and turned out to be a driveway with the homeowner having a social visit with his friend in lawn chairs at the end of his actual driveway. We met them and had a nice visit about some development that is about to commence on the road. Too bad. Good bye meadows.

Had a great visit. MH had just returned from Ann Arbor where her daughter is about to begin grad school. I helped her find a apartment and the parents find a nearby B&B (where I stayed last winter). Meg was gushing with praise for the town, the campus, the apartment and the B&B. I hope her daughter has as great or greater experience in AA as I did.

Trail running 39:26 [4]

Catamount Trail Running Series. Yellow course. Not too hot, around 80, but quite humid, though I didn't' notice it till I started to run. Managed to run more and walk less than last time, but it was still a struggle in the H&H. Not as bad as recent weeks though. I see that we are to have temps in the 80-90 range for a least another week. Crap!

Monday Aug 31, 2015 #

Walking 30:00 [2]

The usual w Carl.
6 PM

Walking 30:00 [2]

Walked to the Public Works Office for a meeting. And back in the lovely evening air. Great moon, too. Maybe I should try running in the evening.

Thursday Aug 27, 2015 #

Trail running 27:00 [3]

Ran part of black course at Catamount. Was hot and not fun, so I quit when I got to the upper meadow and walked back. Blah. Didn't feel like going out at all, so at least I got it part of a run.

Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 #

Biking 1:38:00 [3]

Went for a scenic ride near the lake. Parked at Shelburne Museum and rode my mountain bike (with conversion tires) out to the Essex Ferry. Paused for a photo and a drink, then headed back via Converse Bay, Lake Street, and Ferry Rd. so that I could stop at the Charlotte Country Store and sit on the bench on the porch with a chocolate milk. Ran into a friend. Surprisingly.

The hills got to me. Had to walk up the last one. Grrrr.

Speaking of running into friends, I was coming out of a coffee shop on Church Street on Tuesday afternoon and saw a familiar face in profile--Jon Torrance. Such a surprise, especially since he lives near DC and I had last seen him a few days before in the Maritimes. He did not recognize me at first seeing as I was not dirty and sweaty in O clothes. He was visiting Stowe with him family to celebrate his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. That was fun.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 #

Trail running 37:39 [4]

Catamount Trail Running Series, Black Course. Mid 70s but pretty humid. Felt good at first and thought my week of orienteering in the Canadian Maritimes was going to pay off, but after about .5 miles, the heat got to me. It was a struggle for the rest of the course. Had to walk the uphills. Toward the end, I saw Ethan who had finished and he encouraged me to run the hills however slowly. I did it for him. It was hard. I was so glad when it was over. H&H, please go away.

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