To say that things have been rough this month would be an understatement by an order of magnitude. I’m teaching college now, and while I adore the class (Primate Behavior!!) and all my students, I am having trouble functioning on the 5 hours of sleep I’ve been averaging per night as a result of the enormous amount of work this requires. Plus: there’s the immunological onslaught from regularly spending time on a college campus again (see that 13 mile week below). Something’s got to give.
Also, we bought a house this month.
It is a great house with a terrible color scheme. The kitchen? Blood red. The guest bathroom? Yellow shower tile, brown flooring, pale green walls, and a peach vanity. The master bathroom? Wallpaper, with pale blue shower tiles that need replaced. And carpet. Wait, it gets worse. The family room is… PINK AND PURPLE. As a twitter friend (hi if you’re reading!) quipped, “Did you buy the My Little Pony house?” I guess so.
But. The house is structurally sound and in a good location, which is to say: close to the trails where we run. So we’ll have to put up with the color scheme, or do a lot of painting.
Also, our February snowfall total is something like twice the amount that is considered normal. I think there is close to a foot of snow on the ground now. But it is a dry snow. Very different than the stuff we used to get in the midwest. I understand why they call this “powder."
Also, also, also. My knee hurts. But mainly trying to ignore that.
104.52 miles this month. 191.05 year to date. Falling short, but only by a little.
Thanks for reading.
Blue sky and foothills from today’s run through the Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area.