The last two weeks have been crazy. I ran a 30K, finished one job, went on a mini-vacation to Washington D.C., started a new job. It has been crazy but fun.
Last Thursday (March 31), I finished my job as the Health and Wellness Director at the Penn Hills YMCA. I then moved some stuff back to Johnstown so that night I could go to a local musical and out with some friends. The next morning I did a run and then traveled to Washington D.C. for the weekend. I went to visit a close friend and see the cherry blossoms. I then came back to Johnstown to start my new job. My first day was yesterday (April 4). The first week as with all jobs is just getting to know the place. I took a position wit the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as the Director of the Wellness Center.
I have been able to run. On Saturday morning I was able to run through D.C. for y 8 mile run. I got to run by all the monuments and the cherry blossoms before the craziness of the tourists began. It was a beautiful morning for a run. It was fun to do a run in a different city. Not the same old run. That afternoon, I got to spend some time with a very close friend who took me around the cherry blossoms, Georgetown, Union Station, and many stops in between. We walked everywhere. Loved being able to walk everywhere. We had to do some dodging of the weather. One minute it would be sunny and beautiful, then the next wind, rain, hail. It was crazy. A little cool but not too bad. Sunday was my rest day. I spent the morning in D.C. and then headed home.
My first day of work was good. Just learning the ropes. I was able to run yesterday evening in the new Wellness Center. The weather here has been crazy too. Yesterday was warm and then had some storms. Today is cold with a lot of winda nd snow. You never know with this weather.
The semester at UPJ is winding down. Not too much to plan for right now but I will soon be getting ready for the summer and then the fall rush. Just getting my feet wet before really getting into the work thing.
It has been a crazy week. I have some good news but I am not going to announce it until next week. I just have to finalize some stuff but I am so excited.
The week was crazy because of work and life. I was tired a lot but not a sick tired. I also tried to push five days of work into four. I didn't want to take off Friday but I also didn't want to spend all day in the office.
I was so tired all this week. I rarely was up past 9pm all week. The only night I was up late was Tuesday and that is because I have to close at work. I think last weeks running took a toll and my body. I was just allowing myself to heal so to speak. Even last night (Friday) I went to bed early. I went out to dinner and a movie with friends. As soon as I came home I was in bed. The only good thing about early to bed is early to rise. I like being able to get up easy in the early AM.
I was glad to have a "off week" or a micro-cycle. My long run was seven miles. I had to rough spots th is week. My run on Friday of six miles was tough. I did it on the treadmill early in the morning before work. I wanted to get into work early so I could get on the road to come home to Johnstown. I had some stuff planned for the weekend, and I did not want to be at work all day Friday. I decided to do my run on the treadmill since I was already at work. I was never able to get a good pace going. I struggled to get the six miles in.
My long run was seven miles. The only big thing about the run was I rolled my ankle about half way through. I stepped on a rock. Some crazy language came out and I had to walk for about 1/2 mile. I did get the run finished. I was also able to get it in before the major ran that is in Western PA for the weekend started. My left foot is a little tight this evening but nothing major.
I am currently looking for a water belt for my long runs. A lot of places do not carrying them in the store. I guess I am going to have to order one online. I don't like having extra stuff on my body but I know I need to have some type of hydration regularly now that I am in the longer runs. I tried to do the place water out before the run but I can't guarantee they will be safe or that will be my exact route. I have definitely had to change routes during a run. I also need to get the carb gels or beans for the long runs.
Oh well the whole thing has been relatively fun. I hope it continues that way.
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