Back to work, means less time for blogging.
The first week of the new plan hasn't gone maybe as well as it could. Wednesday was supposed to be the tempo run day. When I finally left work an hour late, I got a call from my wife. She asked how I was. My response was "I've got a head ache and its dark." The hope of last week's lingering daylight and two long weekends worth of runs in the daylight were shattered in one crappy evening.
I joined a bare bones group of Cruisers on Saturday for a few miles on our old standby, the Santa Ana River Path. The weather during Saturdays run reminded me very much of Rocket City, drizzly and overcast, just 10 to 15 degrees cooler. Many Cruisers were participating in the OC Half and Marathon the following day. The unfortunate thing about this marathon, now in its fourth year, it that it has rained on 2 of the 4 runnings. It never rains in California, remember. Another very cool thing is that one of our own Cruisers was chosen as the December Runner of the Month by the OC Marathon.
Today, after the Chargers beat the Titans, Bryan and I headed off to the gym. We did 25 minutes on the bikes and then worked out chest and bicep machines. Now thanks to the gym I'm not only always keenly aware of my legs, I'm now aware of my arms, back and chest as well.