I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Up early and writingLiza
I woke up at 2:45 this morning and decided to go ahead and get up and start the daily grind of shooing the cats away from our love seat. They’ve taken to using it as a scratching post. It was my grandmother’s couch and it’s well-used and loved at this point — and it’ll be what you sit on if you ever come to visit until Ruby is well past the stage of decorating it unexpectedly with a Sharpie. So it’s pretty much been cat-shooing since I last blogged. Cat shoo-ing, working, running, teaching, working, teaching, running and more cat shoo-ing. And following politics.
Though the cat shoo-ing hasn’t been going particularly well, running is good. I still have to use my Albuterol inhaler after 2.5 hours of running when my chest feels tight and it’s hard to get a good breath. But I don’t have to stop to recover. I needed the inhaler twice during the Prickly Pear 50k last month, which doesn’t bode well for Lake Sonoma on the 15th. Still, I don’t expect a JFK repeat when I was lying under piles of leaves hoping for death.
Jason, Alison, Eliot, Joe and I got notice last week that Band of Runners is now a 501(c)3 public charity. Check out the website Jason and I made. www.bandofrunners.org So we have 17 fully funded spots for veterans and Gold Star families. If you know someone who would benefit from attending the camp — someone maybe struggling to connect with their community, or someone who needs some trail community in their life — please send them to the site to site to sign up or send me a note, and I’ll see about inviting them. There are also five spots for folks who just want to come to a trail camp. The project is exciting and I wish I didn’t have to work at it in fits and starts.
I think I have to send Easter eggs in with Ruby today — filled with stickers. I have to find the sheet the teacher sent home that disparages jelly beans and tells me when the joyless sticker eggs are due. More tomorrow, I hope!
Today’s run: 1 mile easy, 1 hour hard, 1 mile easy.
Recent podcast listening: S Town, How I Built This, The Axe Files, Pod Save America, Pop Culture Happy Hour