It seems as though January demands routine. November and December are so crammed with events that January just screams at me to do the regular. It's not as though any of that stuff goes away at the end of the year, but rather it gets enmeshed in the rest of holiday demands.
It's possible I enjoy cooking less when I must. It could be that during that time I read to be escaping. Nevertheless, I am enjoying (life) routine again.
I start coaching again this week. (After a Christmas break.) This will be under that category of "winter running" I will be preparing middle schoolers to complete or compete in a 5k in March.
Meanwhile, we're getting back in the homeschool mode. I've also been cooking a lot of vegetarian meals, intermixed with the regular meals with meat which the family is not ready to depart with. ;-)
Also reading, a little of this, a little of that. (My normal pattern.) I'm nearly through with a book Stuart sent me, called "A Step Beyond: A Definitive Guide to Ultrarunning." It is a compilation by different authors and basically a large reference guide on the many aspects of ultrarunning. Ah, good stuff.
I am still training away for a marathon at the end of March and I am also signed up for the Hagg Lake 50k in February. The registration is completely full on that. It will be a muddy fun run. it is one of those runs I've never gotten to do and wanted to!
I am training injury free. Yes, that is something new for me and making great progress. Last night I did my speed work on the track and nearly convinced myself I was aiming for too slow of splits. Completely demolished that workout! Well, except for when the soccer players decided to stand in lanes one and two and chit chat.
One of the things I have resolved to do is to some of the things I am quite disciplined to do when I am injured--- while I am not! More on that later, but it is strength and stretching.
That's all for now. I'll be back. ;-) Hope January is starting off with a bang for you!
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