Wednesday, June 5, 2013

We're off!

Enjoying gelato in Montmartre, Paris, 2012
Looking forward to more gelato this trip!
I haven't had time to breathe - let alone blog - in the past week. Once all my spring races were behind me, it was time to focus on catching up on chores and preparing for our upcoming trip to Malta and France. We leave in a few days and my "to do" list has gotten shorter but it still feels as if I'll be making a mad dash to the finish line.

Despite all the activity, I managed to squeeze in several runs over the past 10 days - all relatively short and easy. Good thing. It turns out I'm more physically tired than I realized.  Even running slowly, I feel the fatigue. Clearly, this vacation comes at a good time.

When we arrive home in a few weeks, it will be time to start training for two more big events - Maritime Race Weekend (where I hope to run a 5k on Friday night and a full marathon on Saturday) and Cape to Cabot. Hearing my friend David talk about running Signal Hill in St. John's was sobering. Clearly, if I'm to have any hope of completing "the toughest race in eastern North America", I'll have to train well over the summer. Given that, I'm determined to take things easy while we're away and give my body plenty of time to do necessary repairs and maintenance so that I'm fully recovered before I begin.

On that note, it's time I signed off and got back to work. I don't know how much blogging I'll do while we're away but I'll at least try to post occasional updates. From the photos I've seen of Malta and Provence, I know I'm going to love running there.

Happy running and writing, friends!


  1. have a great trip! You've earned it with all your racing!

    1. Thanks, Karla. I'll try. Certainly feeling in need of a rest. :-)