So what have I been thinking about lately? Well, nothing too different. I’m getting ready to go away again. I feel like I have been going away every other week since the spring- and I sort of have. All good things, though! Next week we’re going to the Wildwood Crest/Cape May area of New Jersey. This will be my first time at the beach this year, except for a couple of hours in Cape Cod but it was cold and we were wearing long sleeves and sweatpants!
We’ve been going to the same place in Wildwood since I was 13. There will be lots of running, relaxing, and wine- just how I like it!
I’ve also been thinking lately about how much time blogging has come to take up. It can be really hard to find the time every day to post, read all the other blogs I love and comment on them, and reply to comments on my blog. I think I need to get into a better system of doing things because right now its all over the place. With a little more time time summer I have managed to do it all but once school starts up again I’ll either need to figure out how to be more efficient or something will have to give. That might just mean I go down to posting a few days a week, or maybe I don’t get to read every single blog every day. It won’t be the end of the world.
I’ll also be starting to train for the Philadelphia Marathon in two weeks, which means I will need to prioritize my time even more. I think I have my plan finished, although I am keeping in mind that it can be adjusted throughout the training. I will probably share it sometime next week.
Otherwise, running lately has been good. I am trying to use this week and next week to work out however I want, and not feel like I am already training. I didn’t want to feel any pressure to get certain runs in while I am on vacation next week.
I went back to Body Pump and CX work this week and unfortunately I don’t think they are going to fit into my schedule while training. CX works would be a good way to keep my core strong while I am training but I don’t think the class times will work once school is in session again. I like to get into work around 8 on school days, and the class doesn’t end until 7:30 (and usually doesn’t start on time so its more like 7:40). I plan to continue to make core strength a priority while I am training!
Ok and one other random thing. Does anyone have any good ways to wash sweaty clothes? I feel like with all my sweat this summer some of my running clothes have a lingering smell that I can’t get out. It’s sort of embarrassing when I show up to a yoga class already smelling bad.
Does your family have a vacation spot that you’ve been going to forever?
How do you manage to fit blogging into the rest of your life?
What is your favorite way to keep your core strong while you are training for a race?
I’ll be back tomorrow with the last part of “Distance Running Gear and Accessories”!