A New Day

The past few months have been quite the whirlwind.  In January, Jason and I moved to Western New York for a job Jason was offered.  We were lucky to be able to house sit for my in-laws for a few months while they were traveling.  In March, Jason’s job kind of exploded (not in a good way) and we were left at a crossroads – either stay in Western NY  or return to VT.  Well…. we decided to come back to VT.  VT is such a great place to live – particularly in the spring, summer, and fall – even winter as long as you like some kind of outdoor winter sport.   This time we both are in a place both mentally and physically to enjoy all the wonderful qualities the state has to offer.  I’m really excited to be back.  We moved over the weekend and got settled into our place Monday evening.

Tuesday & Wednesday mostly dealt with organizing our place and trying to get internet at our house.  Isn’t it crazy how much we depend on internet??? Well after a few rounds of battling Comcast and Fairpoint – we went to Sprint and got a Mobile Hotspot — the Sprint Overdrive Mobile Hot Spot!  This tiny modem gives us high-speed internet that we can take with us anywhere we go.  We’re not in 4G coverage yet but it’s working great with both of us on computers with the 3G network – only downfall is we are limited on our usage while in 3G.  So far our experience has been great.  So take that Comcast – we don’t need your wired internet! 🙂

After wining the internet battle – Jason and I decided to head to the Burlington Bike Path for a quick 10 mile run.  The bike path in Burlington is one of my favorite places to run.  The Burlington water front is amazing.  The picture below is of the waterfront.

The path is a little over 7 miles long and the view from the bath path is the lake and Adirondack mountains.  So beautiful.  This 10 mile run was our first double digit run since the marathon.  I was definitely hurting.  My legs were tired towards the end and I’m a bit sore today.  Overall our time was pretty good – 10 miles in 1 hour 28 minutes – 8:48 per mile!

We have run about once or twice a week since the marathon and I definitely need to get back to a regular schedule.  Do you have any advice on post-marathon running?  How often do you run if you aren’t training for anything in particular but want to keep up your endurance?

Right now I would like to run 4 or 5 day a week and maybe between 25 – 30 miles.  I’m not ready to commit to a full training program but I definitely would like a set schedule that I follow (or I’m more likely to skip the workout).

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