About a month ago I got a promotion at work. I'm now a digital services librarian, working both reference (answering questions from library users) and digital services (helping our awesome Web developer, Lisa, with the employee intranet, working on the library's social media presences and learning more about products the library subscribes to online with my fabulous co-worker Gina, who just might be the smartest person in the world).
Of course I'm happy about this change. I get to work both sides of my brain at work now and use some of the technical skills and "figuring stuff out" skills that were my favorite part of library school.
But it also means there's a lot less room in my brain for blogging when I get home and on the down days I spend with my kids. Hopefully I'll get my balance back soon. But it's been hard to get posts up when all I want to do is collapse at night with a novel. Reading and commenting on other people's posts is easier!
At least my running hasn't slacked off. Tomorrow I have a one-hour-fifteen-minute run with five five-minute intervals at half-marathon pace scheduled. I feel like I'm getting faster, so I'm not really sure if I should run these intervals at the pace prescribed by my Bolder Boulder pace or if I should push it a bit. I think I'll push it a bit.
On my 6.5-miler run on the 4th, I did the following 10 1-minute fartlek intervals (I chose a hilly route, as McMillan wants me to do this type of run on varying terrain):
1. 7:34 pace (uphill)
2. 7:19 pace (flat)
3. 7:08 pace (flat)
4. 6:54 pace (downhill)
5. 6:44 pace (even more downhill)
6. 6:49 (flat)
7. 7:42 (uphill)
8. 7:15 (uphill)
9. 7:05 (flat)
10. 6:41 (flat to uphill! my fastest!)
Yeah, they were only 1-minuters, but I still feel pretty good about them. I wonder what I could do a 5K at right now.....
I'll get a good hard look at my fitness on July 17 following the ZOOMA Women's Half in Colorado Springs. It should be a good weekend. I'm going down on Friday night to be up early the next morning for a 2-mile easy shakeout run and then am working packet pickup all day. On race morning, Kathy's coming down to run and hang out. The elevation profile of the course shows a mostly flat course with a hill between miles 10 and 11.5. Seems like it will be easier than the Spring Half was, though heat could throw me off in a serious way (wish the race started at 6 a.m. stedda 7 a.m.!).
I'm off to bed. But if you have a minute and some spare dollars, please remember my effort to raise money for the Houston Food Bank as part of my Houston Marathon build-up. You can donate by going here. Thanks in advance!