As a result of being thrust back to the front of the classroom, removed unwillingly from my summer, I have been remiss in updating the blog. I have, however, been training still, going to the gym for my every other day dose of Turbulence Training, followed by 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have been waiting for my foot to improve to the point where I have little to no pain during or after the run, especially the next day, and I am proud to say that I think I have reached that point. I am going to go for my first true outdoor run on Wednesday with Sonja and some of our friends, and if that goes well, I will sign up for a Cross Country race this coming Saturday. The x-country race is more for my soul than for training. There is a series of cross races in the Lower Mainland and while I have raced one off races, I have not done them consistently since high school. I am looking forward to running around hill and dale and feeling good about it again. There are no illusions of going fast (my HR was at 180 bpm when I put the treadmill to 2% at 6:00 min/mile. I used to be at 165-170 bpm), but I am looking forward to having fun with running as I get back into shape. There is no real need to be fast until March, so it is definitely playtime for the fall and winter!