The day standard time begins, November 3, is also the date of the US Half Marathon. I'm very undertrained but I think it's still possible for me to do it. I ran nine miles yesterday. If I run 12 miles next Friday and survive, I should be OK to race. This is definitely not my preferred training schedule, which would have had me do a 14 mile run this week and then taper down to a six mile "long" run the week before the race. I don't have time for that now. It's not critical that I match or exceed the race distance (13.1 miles) in my training this time around since I know now that I can run double that. But I am concerned about finishing within the three hour time limit given how little long-distance running I've done since the marathon in June. I'll make my decision next weekend I guess.
I've also almost totally dropped weights and yoga. I need to start making an actual written monthly schedule again to make sure I stay on track. This will help Ziggy also as his schedule is much more constrained than mine. I have been doing a lot of walking, but unless it's fairly brisk and long in duration (like walking an hour and ten minutes or so to weekly chorus rehearsals to avoid being on MUNI at rush hour), I don't really count it as exercise. I only record running, weights, and stairs workouts in my exercise log. Yoga I should be doing daily. I'm very sorry about dropping that New Year's resolution so early along with the daily music and Spanish practice. I really need to get my life back on track.