Jameson and myself running up Church Street - THE BEST - Emily is taking the photo!
1. I haven't been running this week, letting myself thoroughly recover. It has been very strange. I especially felt odd not running on National Running Day! I felt like a priest skipping mass! Oh well, my muscles are thanking me. I have been surprised at how tired I have been each evening when I haven't been running! I think I needed the break in more ways than one.
2. I have been on an interviewing committee for a 4 month maternity leave at my school. There were many many applications and the people we interviewed were very good. And these are the people looking for a temporary job!(maybe not their first choice) I am certainly glad I am not looking because for years in Vermont getting a teaching job has been very tough.
3. It is just about time for me to start marathon training if I am going to run a fall marathon. I am having a very tough time choosing one. I had one pretty much decided upon when I looked at the website again and discovered it starts at 10. Even in New England I don't want to do an early October marathon that begins so late. Am I being too picky? All other marathons I have done started at 8:00 at the latest. Even in the fall in New England. I keep going on MarathonGuide.com and also think maybe I am letting some of the negative comments influence me too much. Do I want to repeat a marathon? (Hudson/Mohawk - flat, scenic, very small - not necessarily a plus for me) or do a larger one with pacers to try to qualify for Boston(Hartford) or a flat faster one that starts at 10 (Smuttynose Rockfest - new marathon) or a scenic one that is very hilly (Mt. Desert Island) or go farther in New England (Amica ) and have pretty ocean views but a more rushed trip due to distance. Is anyone doing any of these? Thoughts? I need to decide soon although I can just start training with an approximate start. Some of these may fill up. Momentarily (it changes constantly) I am leaning toward Mt. Desert Island.
I am adding to this after the first few comments. I wasn't specific enough, actually the last 3 are on the ocean. Only the first two are land bound!