Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wow! Moving in is its own ironman! Yesterday, I managed to sleep in til about 8am, but then had to meet with contractors, pool people, electrician's, an interior decorator, etc. We then had to help get dinner for my daughter and son in law who have been working long hours in preparation for the launch of our new internet site. I didn't get to bed until about 1am and got up at 5:30 am this morning. Finally, waking up early! Put on my running shoes and just ran around our neighborhood, really trying hard not to pay attention to time. The effort was moderate, and I sprinkled in some fast strides towards the latter half of the run, before doing 4 trips up a 1 minute steep hill at all out effort. It's kind of fun, the first fourth of the hill is moderately easy, the next fourth is moderately hard, the third fourth is very hard and the final fourth is extremely hard. I walked down to the bottom each time. Four times felt like enough today, I jogged to Starbucks and then home to read the newspaper. Then, a 3 1/2 hour excursion driving my daughter and son-in-law to the airport. Got home and took a two hour nap, this helped, but was still tired. Did manage to jump in the pool for a short swim before talking to our real estate agent in Colorado. Isn't retirement fun! My left heel continues to nag me, last weeks massage helped, looking forward to another one on Sunday. I think all the driving is putting the foot in a bad position and trying to cause me to have some plantar fasciitis. I need to keep flexing the foot and keeping it stretched. So, getting back to training in fits and starts, I am planning on doing a 5k on sunday. That should be interesting!