I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Expert advice and porta-pottiesLiza
I just got back from the YMCA in Schertz. I gave a little talk about pre-race preparation for the San Antonio ½ Marathon. I’ve never run the San Antonio ½ Marathon. In fact, I’ve never run a half marathon. Still, I think the talk went relatively well. I told them about checking for safety pins in their race bag and corral starts and making sure to get their morning cup of coffee. They wanted to know about Porta-potties. I hedged. Surely there will be plenty? How many johns do you need for 30,000 runners? I’d love to see the porta-john equation. (Not really.)
Asa and Eliot came along for the 40 minute ride out there and played on a huge playground while I said wise things like “bandaids on your nipples can prevent chafing.” (Every time I think about pursuing a PhD, I think about how I’m putting my other degrees to use these days.)
All that profound thinking has left me utterly exhausted. These few sentences have taken me about an hour to type, so I think I’d better call it a day before midnight suddenly rolls around.
Big news: I’m turning off the air conditioning tomorrow. It’s September 15th for gosh sakes. It’s unseemly to need air conditioning after Labor Day! No more high electricity bills! And it’ll only be 96 degrees tomorrow anyway. Fall sweater weather.
Running: 50 minutes 70% effort