Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Yup, snow here at the Grand Canyon. Well, flurries. And sleet, shown in the picture. It's large enough to qualify as hail, but it's not the right color or consistency for hail. However, we are in the thunderstorm-area on the Weather Channel Map for today.
I am so tired after last week. Last night I slept 12 hours. My UTI is resolving (I'm still on the antibiotic) and I found a pay phone yesterday and learned my mom is OK. Steve and I were going to hike but instead we walked about 3 miles on the smoothed, paved Grand Canyon Rim trail and it wiped me out. I slept 12 hours.
Today is a rest day, with at most a 30-minute "Journey-Jog" scheduled (jog with dog named Journey, cute, eh?)
I am bummed out. Our arrangements and plans for this fall have changed and I'm not going to be able to do September events I'd hoped for and will have a hard time finishing my last month of IMFL training around traveling. We've landed a "job" starting the middle of Oct. at a campground in Tallahassee, for the winter, cleaning and campground maintenance in general. I like this kind of work but we're talking 30 hours a week. This will actually be OK once we start, because Oct. will be my "taper" month. It's fitting in my peak training around traveling most of the month of Sept. I guess I should look at it in a positive way... I can run and bike anywhere; temperatures will gradually increase as we go south so I'll get acclimated gradually to the warmth (FL will be warmer in Nov. than Garrett County, MD will have been all summer); I can find a pool once a week, surely, and if swimming is cut back, then any shoulder injury that's flared up will have time to simmer down, and I'll have gotten my distance in; the campground owner has said we can have IMFL-week off so we can go to Panama City; we won't have to travel after the IM. Sounds like it couldn't be more ideal. Except I could cry. Don't ask why.... I guess I'm just tired.