jaygee~Sorry about the soccer drama.
towson~I constantly worry about pace, but I force myself to go anyway. I figure that the worst that can happen (and it frequently does happen) is that I end up running by myself, which I would have been doing anyway. I might at least have company for a mile or two, and if I get really lucky, I might have company for the whole thing! I've had some great runs that wouldn't have happened if I let myself chicken out on going to meet a group.
So, just a few days into being single and kid-free, and I begin to wonder...what DO single, childless people do with all their time? I mean, my house is clean, I slept till 10 (!), I had a leisurely hour catching up on email and internet while eating breakfast, headed out to the Y for a double workout, stopped for groceries and dinner, spent several hours wrestling with my internet connection, and I still have plenty of time for putzing around, reading my kindle, etc. I mean, I do still have a few loads of laundry to do, but really, that's about it. Ahhh.
I'm still quite annoyed about my internet, but at least I am connected again. Apparently, my less-than-4-month-old modem decided to go kaput. After spending nearly an hour trying every fix I knew, I spent another hour trying every fix the tech support on the phone knew, and THEN had to drive to the store to get a new modem. Going to the Comcast store might just be the next worst thing to going to the DMV. Seriously. Another hour there (because, of course this couldn't happen while normal people were at work...oh no, 5:30pm, baby), and then an hour at home getting the new modem/router hooked up and all wireless devices in the house reconnected. Yeah, that was how I wanted to spend my day. Good thing I had the time (see previous paragraph)!
rr~It's going to be in the 90's all stinking week here. Ugh. I generally try to avoid running in those kind of temps like the plague. And, of course, I'm not so much a morning person (hello, night shift), so getting up early to run while it's still cool is not my fav. So I dragged myself to the Y to run in the semi-cool on the hamster wheel. It wasn't awful, but I would be quite happy for it to cool off so I can run outdoors. I do have track Wednesday am at 6:30, so I'll get a good run in there, I guess. An hour of hill workout later, and I dragged myself off to the pool. I'm determined to take as much advantage of this kidlessness thing as possible. Double workouts every day! Or maybe just some days. I was going to swim 2000 yds and then totally lost my will to live about 300 in. I sucked it up and made myself go 1000, but that was all I could handle. Maybe I'll try to swim again tomorrow, we'll see...