JayGee, I'm chiming in to agree that it's totally unfair to be finished with running. I hope you find something joyful to take it's place.
On the whole diet/exercise thing, I think I'm an outlier on the diet before exercise issue. If I'm exercising regularly I feel more motivated to treat my body well and feed it better food. Of course, I've never exercised at the level that some of you do, and 20-30km per week seems to be a sweet spot where my body looks and feels good without much effort on the dietary side other than what I feel compelled to eat. That said, I'm 34, so may be here looking for wisdom on this matter in a few years...
RR- 5ish km with some hill repeats thrown in today- watchless and gpsless this morning. I spent from 6:30 to 7 trying to escape the 4 year old sleeping on my arm before escaping the house while everyone slept in (though apparently only until about 10 minutes after I left).
NRR- We hit the farmer's market today, watched a couple street soccer matches in the qualifying tournament for the homeless world cup that hubby was refereeing all day (he's now horribly sun-burned) and spent the afternoon weeding the front yard and garden and biking to the library. It's the first rain-free day in a week. I think summer is here! Tomorrow the multi-stage mountain bike race is in town and my youngest is going to ride in the kids race again this year. I will be checking out all of the bikers ;)
In other news, my husband was offered three courses for the fall semester. I convinced him to take only two, since he has some writing work that needs to get done at some point (and the associated grant money, which will surely be spent). The work world always seems to provide when we need it.