Since I have temporarily lost the ability to compose a single thought at length, I'm reverting to bullet points.
- I've been mired in little meetings and other things these past few days. Ordering equipment, sitting in on meetings about how to incorporate video into curriculum, blah, blah, blah. I fully expect to work on my stuff the day before classes.
- I signed up for Twitter, though I have no idea why. I can't imagine anyone would want to know what I'm doing between blog postings, but maybe it'll grow on me. Just one more thing for me to be unproductive at work and at home. Besides, wouldn't you want to know my thoughts within my thoughts. Mind blowing!
- I have an issue with Runners World this month. Specifically, the article about what to do after a long run. I like how they figure we have hours to kill after our long run. 30 minute ice bath, 15 - 30 minute nap, couple snacks. Really? I don't think my kids or beloved wife would let that happen. Another example of RW thinking that my entire life is dedicated to running. I like the 'zine, I really do. I usually plow through it in one or 2 sittings. Lets just throw a dash of reality in there.
- So I've bought 2 GUs, 1 Cliff Shot, and something with Hammer in the title. I'm going to try this carbs on the run this weekend. Now all I need to be concerned with is hydration. I've had the following suggestions: - 1) buy a fuel belt (seems to me there'd be too much sloshing around and chafing) 2) plant H2O bottles along the route before you run (I get up at 5am to run. I ain't planting bottles). 3) run a route that has drinking fountains (that means I'd have to get in my car and drive somewhere to run. An unusual concept for me.)
- I think #3 may be an option.
- Woo hoo! My department head, who was a 3-time state champion cross country runner, is going to lend me one of her fuel belts. A test run to see if it works for me. She also has a Camelback, so I might try that, too. I don't know how crazy I'd be wearing a backpack full of water while running, but who knows?
- I'm going to give props to my local running store, Peak Performance. Hands down, the most helpful retail people I've ever dealt with.
Well, time for another meeting. This one has something to do with proper use of our laptops. Hmmmm......