What a week this has been!
1) We moved! This went really well--we love our new house. But we're all still getting used to the new routine.
2) Yesterday afternoon I came down with a stomach virus or food poisoning (not sure which, though I hope it's the latter so there's less chance of the kids or Dan getting it). I've spent most of today in bed clutching my crampy tummy and throbbing head. But I think I'm now on the mend. I even feel a little hungry, which is a good sign.
3) Before the bug got me, I rose early and went for an awesome five-mile tempo run yesterday morning. Running is the best way to explore a new place. I discovered that our new house is on top of a hill, so almost any direction I run means running uphill on the way back. I also found that we're in walking distance of *four* parks (two of which have swimming pools), the city rec center, a high school track and an alluring golf course.
Does anyone else out there like to run on golf courses? Is this something I should feel guilty about? There were no golfers out yet when I ran it, just one guy mowing. But I didn't see any other runners or walkers out there, which made me wonder. I guess it's better to ask forgiveness than permission, right? I mean, surely my New Balance running shoes won't do any more damage to the course than a pair of golf spikes.
That's it for now! I'm hoping I'm totally over this thing (and the resulting dehydration) in time for Saturday's long run.