So, this week I've been eating a lot and not running a lot more. Just trying to bring balance back to the universe. Oh, and I've watched a football game or two.
My JFK 50 high is still running at full throttle. If my knees weren't so sore I'd be outside right now running another 50 miles. Or at least a mile or two. Temps all week have been in the low 20's and there's a nice layer of snow on the ground. Winter training is now in full swing - read football wathing and not running. :)
Actually, I'm thinking about possibly maybe contemplating signing up for the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile trail run in February. Hee hee hee. Why not, right? I only live once. I almost signed up for it already this week but I knew I should probably hold off a few more weeks because my JFK 50 high is surely clouding my ultrarunning decision making process right now. I would consider the Rocky Raccoon my hometown ultrarun. It's run at Huntsville State park just north of Houston, TX and about 30 minutes north of where I grew up. This is the state park my family grew up going to. Long before I started running and even heard about ultrarunning and long before I moved up to Washington I used to ride my mountain bike around the Rocky Raccoon course. Am I ready to run a 100 right now? Probably not. But I have a couple months to put in a lot more miles. And it's about time for me to go home to visit family and friends. So, I can make this a dual purpose trip. More to come on the decision.