1. For the first time this half marathon training cycle I skipped a run. Yes, the plan started Jan. 31, so it really hasn't been that long. But there were days the last two and a half weeks when I just wanted to skip a run because it was hard adjusting to a 5-day a week running schedule. It was hard. And I wanted to skip a run. But I didn't.
It was a long day. It started early. It was go go go. And it ended late. By the time I left the office at nearly 7 p.m., I was hungry. My head was starting to hurt. I thought about heading over to the YMCA and just getting the 3 miles in. But I decided not to. I just wanted to go home. So I did. Maybe I'll fit it in tomorrow morning before I head to work. Maybe.
2. Have any of you been paying attention to what's going on in Wisconsin? Our governor's proposing some pretty radical stuff. And the citizens of the state don't like it. Not one bit. So there have been rallies. And protests. And schools are being closed because teachers are calling in sick. And 14 of our Democratic State Senators may have left the state today instead of going to a Senate session. Here's a run down from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about today's events. Pretty entertaining reading. Those events are what kept me at work so long today, but it also reminded me of why I love the work I do.
3. Now I'm going pull myself away from the computer and settle in for the rest of the night with my book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I've still got 200+ pages to finish and the library is going to want it's book back tomorrow. I have a feeling they're not getting it. Hey, I just look at those late fees I rack up adding to the revenue stream for the library. Loving the book so far.
Bonus item: I registered for the Oshkosh Half Marathon today! That means there's a half marathon penciled into my calendar on April 16 (Oshkosh) and May 15 (Green Bay). At this point I'm looking at Oshkosh as a long training run for Green Bay. But I first started running consistently the first year Oshkosh put on a 5K/half marathon event in 2007. I've done the 5K every year since, but this will be the first time I tackle the half marathon distance in the city I live in!