Of summer, that is.
Okay, it’s only August 8 and that does not compute. But from a marathon-training perspective, it totally works. Check it: three weekends stand between me and September. September is practically fall. And that means the dew point will instantly drop to a tolerable level and a chilly breeze will blow this miserable heat right outta here. Um…right?
(Don’t wreck my fantasy.)
So. Three weekends. One is a “bye week” with no long run. One is a travel weekend to lovely, temperate Maine. That just leaves one more North Carolina long run this summer!
See? It works.
At least that is what I was telling myself as I suffered through 13 hellish miles on Sunday morning.
What…you’re not buying it?
I can’t tell you how glad I am that I’m just running Athens in November for fun and not trying to do a goal-race marathon this fall. I was barely hanging on to 10-minute pace yesterday; I can’t imagine trying to run workouts with portions of the LR at GMP.
(It probably would have helped if we hadn’t started the run at 10 AM and ended at noon. Ahem. I still don’t like mornings.)
A bottle of wine with dinner was well-earned:
This 2008 Chardonnay-Semillon from Aussies Wine Men of Gotham was a pleasant surprise! I picked it up on a whim while grabbing some corn on the cob to grill with dinner. 80% (unoaked) Chard and 20% Semillon, this wine was fruit forward (papaya, mango, pineapple) without being tart, its sweetness balanced some nice minerals and just a little bit of something spicy (a juicy red onion?). Anyway. It was delicious.
Bottom line: Yes! A great summertime Chard. (Purchased at Fresh Market, $11.)
I’ve been a retail monster the last few days; it was tax-free weekend here in North Carolina and I can’t even tell you how many pairs of feet I looked at over the last three days. Whew! And creepy interwebz hellos back to the few people who were all like, O HAI I LIKE YOUR BLOG! I like you for liking my blog! Let’s get beers!
Anyway. Happy Monday, kids!