It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a true weekly recap. I’m just going to skip those weeks and jump right into last week, since more than enough happened. In short(ish):
I finished writing a research proposal to complete the last class on my degree plan. (It’s not my last class ever, because I’ve learned what happens when you say “my last ______ ever”. You are doomed to at least one more _____.)
We spent a night at the hot springs for our rescheduled anniversary getaway.
…Then we got home and found out our water heater was flooded. A few days before, our next-door neighbor told us that their crawl space, along with everybody elses’ on that end of the street, was flooded. We checked our crawl space, the floor was dry, so we thought we were fine…but. Our water heater sits in a box that’s about a foot lower than the rest of the floor. And the groundwater table has apparently risen to within about 6″ of our crawl space floor. The amount of snow and rain this year means people all over the valley are dealing with the same issue, so it will likely be a while before we can get a new water heater installed.
Somewhere in there I found time to do a lot of garden prep. All my seeds are started now, but so far only the cabbage, kale, spinach and radishes are outside (apart from the garlic). Beets, carrots, and some other greens need to go in the beds this week.
I got in my runs and gym workouts almost exactly as planned. I don’t remember the last time that happened.
Monday: strength workout.
Tuesday: 3-mile run with a few strides.
Wednesday: power workout (I started a structured workout program; this phase alternates between “strength” and “power” workouts. More on this another week, maybe…) 1.5 mile run home from the bus stop. With a backpack that I forgot had a glass water bottle in a side pocket. I couldn’t prevent it from bouncing around and shifting to that side. Not recommended.
Thursday: rest day.
Friday: Steep trail run – 2.5 miles, 800 ft elevation. I arrived at the trailhead around 9am and by the time I finished I was so hot and probably a little sunburned. Time to start leaving the house earlier, I guess.
Then a strength workout and my first shower since the water heater died. I wish I could say it was glorious – but gym showers are weird, y’all. Why does each press of the on button only give you about 30 seconds of water? I HAVE GRIME TO VANQUISH.
Saturday: rest day. Hide-from-the-sun day. “Get groceries that you can cook without dirtying dishes because heating water to wash dishes is a pain” day.
What do you make for dinner when you don’t want to wash the dishes? (I mean, other than takeout.)
How long does it take you to adjust to hot runs?