Everybody makes poor decisions. I’ve made plenty, however I am just fine with laughing at myself over them.
On Sunday I ran 3.75 miles. Got home super energized. I had planned on making breakfast when I got back (eggs, toast), however my endorphin-charged brain decided that was an insufficient meal. So I cleaned up, chugged some v-8, and headed to Trader Joe’s. Begin poor decisions. Everything looked SO DELICIOUS. I wound up buying several good for me delicious things. And a lemon cake. And a container of ice cream. I will be running a lot to make up for it.
Spring came back. I’m thinking we’re out of the overnight freezes. My goal this week is to get the sprinkler system up and the sprayers working, and start prepping for planting this weekend. I had to buy a new hose for the front yard. The cheap one I got last year lasted exactly one year. This would be why I don’t buy things from wal-mart. And probably why I shouldn’t drive over it to get into the garage. And probably why I should have unhooked it for the winter. In my defense, the previous hose lasted far longer!!!
On to better decisions…
I agreed a couple of weeks ago to play a Fasch concerto for flute and oboe, with me doing the flute part. It’s a bit high. Ok, a lot high. However, I saw it as a challenge and got to work. Current assessment: definitely high, but manageable and sounds pretty decent. It also has the added bonus of giving me some quality time with that range on my oboe. I don’t get to exercise it much with baroque music.
In addition to that duet, I’ll be playing another one with Josue Casillas. We’ll be reprising the Bach duet I did with Elizabeth Pitcairn back in February. I expect my face to fall off at the end of each concert, but I think I’ll be in good shape and ready to attack it when the time comes in June!
I found a 20 week marathon training program and started it this week. This is the easy portion (4 runs a week). I can do that. So the big question becomes, which half-marathon am I going to tackle? I haven’t figured that out yet, so until I decide I’ll probably be repeating sets of weeks until I figure out what I should be doing. Or I might just pick a set of weeks and repeat them endlessly. I’m not in a huge rush either way. The important part for me right now is just the running part – it’s been a significant portion of my therapy. It’s just nice to go out and pound the pavement until my problems fade away.