Lisa: NICE on the muscle tone, miss buff!! LOL!! Feels good though, right? I understand wanting to run a different race. There's so many now and I love adventures but going to a different state takes some planning and travel time. I try to make those worthwhile. I assume that since many of the eastern states are small, and close, it would be easier to run in different states. Which one have you thought about? Once you decide, the 'adding up the mileage' falls into place, IMO. Good job on staying consistent on cross-training!!
Erica: hope your days in Maine are relaxing. When does school for kids begin?
Nancy: WTG on the 17 miler!! HIGH FIVE!!
Jana: hope summer days are going well.
I took it easy on the 8.2 miles in that temp, Nancy. It helped that humidity/dew point were low and I was in the shade of the trees for about 90% of it but I was still soaked! Yes, I have a 16 miler trail race coming up, The Badlands, on August 12. (see below) My trail RB is running the marathon distance. One of us had to, to justify the trip from MN to western ND, LOL!! The main difference and most challenging for this race would be running in no shade. 😎
Sunday, DH drove his '55 T-bird to the car show again. I drove/met him later in the morning. Walked around briefly, it is so uncomfortable HOT to walk around too long. He took/put up a canopy so that was nice. Later, I met/visited/stayed w/ a friend who lives there. Wonderful time visiting.
Monday: Drove back, got too lazy so had another 'rest day.'
Today: I'm going to the gym for a workout and get in some miles on indoor track and TM. We are meeting w/ a couple for dinner at their cabin this evening.
For Sept, not sure exactly what day we will be on our way back to AZ (moving), but it will be around Labor Day weekend I think. I have a couple of trail races in mind on the way down, LOL!! There's a HM trail race in Santa Fe, NM on 9/2 (Sat). There's a HM trail race in Estes Park, CO on 9/3 (Sun). We will be in separate vehicles so DH can continue on while I run one of these. Will see. For December and January, I'm hoping to find a trail race in CA, NV or TX.
August 12: (registered) The Badlands 16 miler - Medora, ND https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=41941
November 5: (registered) Moab HM - Utah http://www.moabtrailmarathon.com/
November 18: (registered) Monument Valley trail marathon - Utah
February 24: (registered) Antelope Canyon 55K trail race - Page, Utah http://www.grandcircletrails.com/antelope-canyon-general-info
March 25: (registration open Oct 1) Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon - White Sands, NM http://bataanmarch.com/