Sunday, May 6, 2012

Week in Review

84 miles
4 doubles
14 miles in the Lincoln Trails
2 great workouts 

On the heels of a craptastic race at Penn, it's extremely gratifying to move forward with such a positive week of training. I completed two difficult workouts within as many days of each other and felt strong and confident doing so. Then we finished out the weekend with a terrific BAA/NB Boston group run around Lincoln Woods and Walden Pond. I counted at least 12 of us in attendance, which is the largest contingent that most of us have been a part of for a long run in quite some time. Needless to say, the miles flew by as conversations criss-crossed and intertwined like the forest branches above us. There's talk of making this a weekly tradition, which is fine by me.

On a personal note, this week was deemed even more successful as Jordan and I made the extremely grown-up decision to purchase a loft-style condo in Salem. We have to be out of our seasonal rental in June, and as much as I absolutely love living right on the water there are about a dozen reasons why being in Salem makes more sense. Fortunately the stars aligned and a unit came available in a building we've been eyeing for some time. Thanks to the real estate acumen of Jordan's dad and Roger, we were able to reach a decision extremely quickly (read: in the span of one afternoon) and before we knew it, the condo was ours! I'm still in disbelief over how quickly and smoothly everything worked out, and above all I'm excited and supremely grateful. I can't wait to move in and explore our new town--and, of course, some new running routes.