I see that I haven’t posted in a week. Been putting in some long days at work. Teaching is like that sometimes. I’ve gotten myself in a big hole with lesson planning and need to dig myself out.
However, I did get in a little R & R today. Ran an 8K race in 48:05 gun time. I’m guessing the chip time will be about 46:30-47:00. Now, I realize that this isn’t exactly the second coming of Steve Prefontaine. But it’s the fastest I’ve run in many years. To be able to hold under ten minute mile pace for five miles is bookin’ it for me, at my age and weight. I think the difference now is that I’ve gotten my core strong enough to be able to preserve my form when I get tired. Today, my mind was on preserving my form and rhythm, and not letting that get away from me. Also, I’m proud of the way that I stayed mentally tough throughout the whole race.
I’m staying out of the house today because my wife is giving a baby shower for our niece. So, I went to Riverside Arts Market after the race, and got a savory crepe with feta, spinach, and tomato from The Little Family Crepes. Great food truck! Then, I went to Chamblin’s Book Mine, Jacksonville’s treasure house of used books, and picked up more than my share, including an interlinear translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Now, I have about ten hours of study ahead. Teaching Revelation 11 in church school tomorrow plus class prep for this week. So, that’s what’s happenin’ today!