….But not before celebrating National Doughnut Weekend at the famed VooDoo Donuts in Portland with Sarah and Emilie and Larry.
I cannot get over the perfect weekend we had on the west coast but I am so excited to get home to the 98 degree weather in Memphis and the million percent humidity…..seriously though. I have a pretty fantastic life there – a new roommate, an enthusiastic (most the time ) running group, an improving beginners’ running group quickly approaching their first 5k, classes to teach, classes to take (Human A&P starts tomorrow at University of Memphis!), races to run (Gibson Guitar 5k anyone?!), and friends to see. I don’t have another state planned yet but will be looking for one to participate in before the St. Jude race in December.
What’s the plan now you ask? I need to rest my achy right knee and sore left hip flexor but will be back to the Wednesday morning Pack run this week. There will be lots of 5ks to run as we enter that season. As the heat increases, my weekly mileage will decrease slightly as a few runs each week are replaced by Spinning or swimming. I consider June and early July to be my off-season and late July to August to be the pre-season. So the intensity and frequency of running will back off a little as I focus on strength, flexibility and cross training to get to race weight by the end of the month (gonna have a long way to go after this weekend…..remember those three cakes from Friday?!?).
Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the blog or the group runs disappear…I’ll keep you in the loop – especially in growing anticipation for St. Jude (and hopefully inspire some of you to run it with us!) I’m on a fantastic blogging streak and I’m hoping to keep it up – so let me hear from you what you want to hear from me! What do you want to know about Memphis? About my life in Memphis? About fitness? About wellness? Remember I’m not just a runner, I’m a trainer too! Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org!