March 29, 2006
busy like ze bee
I finished up at my job last Friday, and I have a week before starting the new job, and I've been so busy not working I haven't had time to post. I haven't had anything blogworthy to say, either, but I'm not going to let that stop me. It's been really productive so far. I've done a lot of stupid little shit I didn't have time for or was too tired to mess with the past year and a half - cleaning stuff, throwing stuff out, having the water heater replaced, fixing stuff that's been broken for a while. And lots of computering. I set up a friend's new machine and got him online. Then I upgraded this machine from SuSE 9.2 to 10.0 (very scary) and then upgraded KDE to 3.5.1 (even scarier). Scariest of all: I finally installed the driver for this ATI video card, which involves the kernel and which I will have to repeat every time there's a kernel update or risk losing video altogether. But at least TuxRacer looks the way it's supposed to now.
Runningwise, I took it insanely easy last week, running just over 32 miles. The marathon soreness lingered until Thursday and then suddenly I felt great except for some PF in my right foot. This week I'm increasing the mileage a little and adding some strides. This is my favorite part of marathon training - the part where you just finished one race and haven't started training for the next one yet. You have this really big base, and now the race is over and you're running relatively low miles and it feels like taper, but without the stress. If the marathon is the main course, this is dessert. I want to run some shorter races during the next month, starting with a 5-miler next weekend. But I'm really tempted to run a 5K this coming Saturday too.
Posted by joe positive at March 29, 2006 7:41 PM