home again jiggity jig.
I don’t really know where that’s from, some story that I vaguely remember from childhood. Hmmmm, going to have to google it I guess. [Edit: It’s a mother goose nursery rhyme: To market to market / to buy a fat pig / home again home again jiggity jig]
As the phrase suggests though, I am home from the Lake. It was a great time and I would have loved to stay longer but I was getting anxious about the fact that I need to do so much before heading off to school on Friday. Eek.
I decided to “sleep in” this morning. And as I’ve complained about before sleeping in isn’t really sleeping in but the idea is sleep until I naturally wake up rather than have a rude alarm do so. Also inherent in my idea of sleeping in is that I don’t have to run immediately. Mentally it’s nice that way so I get to ease into my day.
The only downside is that when I do end up running (like noon for example) it’s hotter than it would be if I had just gotten my butt out of bed earlier. Not by much but sometimes those 5* make a huge difference.
Today’s run was pretty good. I did it at home and, as I predicted, it felt really fast (and as far as I can tell actually was). Definitely was due to the hills of NH being not here, which I am slightly sad to have had to say goodbye too. As much as I complained I took a huge amount of pride in being able to tackle incorporating hills into every run and even getting those repeats done Monday.
It was pretty hot out and I did cut the run short because I could feel myself overheating a bit. Nothing serious but there’s no need to make myself sick over an extra half mile or so. This shortening also enabled me to keep a solid pace the whole time and not fall apart over the extra bit, always a plus.
But the run was a little bittersweet as I’m going the last of my “goodbye” runs. I’m really excited to get back to the routes I have at school simply because they’re going to be a change of scenery. That said, I’m sure that after about a month I’m going to be looking for new stuff!
Thanks to those who chimed in on my mapping quest. I’ve checked out mapmyrun and I think I might make the switch. Even with that site, however, the maps are exactly the same as on the site I’m using but I think I like the format a little bit better. Sucks that I’m going to prolly have to transcribe all my runs (and I have lots of routes saved) but hey, that’s life I guess.
Speaking of life, I need to keeping truckin’ along in Operation Packing!