Friday, June 6, 2014

Training Walks

It's hard to train for endurance when the temperature is already in the 90s by 7 a.m.

I've walked 39.3 miles before, so I'm not terribly worried about my Avon Walk next month, but I'm also prone to being delusional/overly optimistic/a glutton for punishment. Still, I'd like to get a couple of distance walks in in the next few weeks, if only to break in my (yet to be purchased) shoes. You know, to remind my hips and knees and toenails what it's like to plod on and on and on for hours on end.

Chris has a couple of work trips coming up, though, so it will be just Quinn and me for five out of the next six weeks. And, yeah, Quinn has school a couple of days a week, but I am not testing my ability to not melt here. By the time he's in school, it's already in the triple digits. No thank you.

Bottom line: unless we drive to California and find a babysitter, I think my outdoor training walks have come to a close for the summer. Here are some photos of my walk (okay, hike) this morning. Squaw Peak, I'm gonna miss you.


  1. dear Jen,

    temperatures in the triple digits??!! I'd say this is definitely the time to drag out that old saw, "discretion is the better part of valor." but I think you do get points for even thinking of those summer training walks!

    much love,

    Karen xoxo

    1. thanks, karen! a dear friend actually had a brilliant idea she shared with me today: mall walking! there's free air-conditioning and miles and miles of window shopping to stave off boredom. I'll let you know how it goes...