Phew. Long time no see, dear blog readers. There is so much I have to say and so little time even for the basics at the moment. Let’s see – can I fit a basic update into one single sentence? I’ll doubt it and so I will try a bullet list instead, but have mercy with me.
- My old job was shipped to India and I had to find a new one
- Found a new job in time, but it was an out-of-state job (California)
- Moved the first time for the new job (rented a room)
- Moved the second time for the new job (rented an apartment)
- Sold my house in Colorado and moved my family to be with me
- Bought a new house near the new job and moved again to the new house
- New job is fun, but very demanding – long days accordingly
Somehow now it is early November 2017 and it all is like a blur. I barely remember how I got here.
The good news is that I am still running and it is an important part of my life to keep to me fit and to keep me grounded from all the crazy stuff happening this year.
Now I am at a point at least where I feel comfortable to add more running to my schedule and accordingly I signed up for my next race. I do not believe it, but I haven’t run a single race in 2017. That is really sad and so that is going to change. Accordingly my next race is going to be a new challenge for me. I signed up for my very first 100K race. I did a 50 mile race last year and I could not find a local 50 miler that would fit into my schedule, so doing a 100 Kilometer race is a great alternative and I am totally excited to try myself at that distance.
Now I hope to become more active again here on the blog. It might not be really long blog posts, but I need to remind myself to share my training experience. I am taking another stab at using the MAF method for running and at the same time I am putting a lot of effort in to transfer my diet to be primal. I am doing a keto-cleanse type of diet at the moment to shift away from carbs. This is going well at the moment and I lost 5-6 lbs in the first 10 days.
The best thing is that living in California it is really nice to train through Winter. Not much rain, no more snow, and no more long runs in freezing temperatures. I am training for the Sycamore Canyon 100K and not having to worry about snow and ice – simply awesome.