- I am training diligently now for two running races I am committed to: the Hot Springs 18-Mile Trail Run and the Eugene Half-Marathon. Both of these will be challenging and my ankle is my weakest point at this time. I’m considering going back to PT and also seeking massage to help with pre and post race support.
- Winter left and then came back here in the Willamette Valley. We had a great spring-like day a few weeks ago and now we have snow flurries. All in all I like it in that dynamic weather is my favorite.
- My son is playing basketball now which takes up a couple of nights a week of practice and a games on the weekend.
- Reading: I am in the midst of a new book on endurance called, Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. It’s by Alex Hutchinson, a sports science journalist who digs deep into the research around what makes our bodies go and go and go. It’s an easy book to read, too, which makes it fun. I’m learning all about VO2 Max, glycogen, recovery, and the mental aspects of how our brains work to protect us from doing major damage to ourselves.
Update February 19, 2018