These two weeks have been a pause to life. There was nothing to do. More like nothing I want to do.
After the race, all the pressure is gone. I looked back at it a bit. There is a guy who is going to attempt it in six weeks (last weekend of August). I too am going to try it again. I booked my hotel and flight. I saved a bit money this time because of the price drop for flight. I could have saved much more on the hotel but I messed that up. If I booked my flight first I could get 20% on my hotel, but I booked the hotel first then the flight, so no 20% for me, that would have been $60 off. Still this second trip is already a lot cheaper.
It is silly for me to think running is a form of pressure. I think it is the good kind. I don’t like pressure I get from work with deadlines and worry about career path. If I could live and not have to work at all, that would be ideal, but unfortunately, I am a mortal like everyone else, working is a fact of life. Even millionaires work. I guess I wish I can do the things I can enjoy, like spending my time to program stuffs.
Just a few more days before my quarantine period is over – 48 more hours. I have been resting my body. For the first time, there is no ache or anything. They are all healed.
Actually, I don’t think my body took that big a damage. I can say, I am 100% back to normal and ready to do it again.
Enough digression. For next six-eight weeks, I plan to go to PA, WV, PA, and then a family camping trip.
Next weekend: would be the virtual run trip to Camp Anderson. I need to get that done in July.
The following week (last week of July), I would either rest or try Laurel highland or Seneca, in West Virginia.
Then August, I need to make a trip to Laurel Highlands. Have to start training again.
Then a week (first/second week of August) to rest up or do a local run (such snicker gap). I will leave a week unplanned. I could go down to grayson highlands if I am up for it.
Third week in August would be family camping at Buffalo Park. Really don’t want to take a day off for this even though I have plenty of PTO available (20+ days)
Fourth week of August would be my run in Atlanta again.
There is not much time. Summer is passing quickly. I need to get back to speed.
Constant high paced life and over commitment is not good. But sometimes it just can’t be helped.
PS. I have been monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Atlanta. It is not good. Based on current available projection though the end of August should have some improvements. It is possible that Atlanta would have a lower Covid-19 count than here in Northern Virginia by then. Hopefully, they won’t require me to go into quarantine once I get there.