Monday, October 5, 2015

I Live in Iowa: Week 224

Short summary, I'm writing this Monday morning before I head to work, in Atlanta, GA. The work week was good, not very eventful. The biggest news had nothing to do with anything I did. Frankly, I think we are all happy there was no strike by the union. 

Running is really starting to take off! I had two two hour 14 mile trail medium long runs, which is good, I really enjoy those long runs at the Mines of Spain. Then I ran two fartleks, and both went well with paces at a good range. I'm not in the best of shape, but I'm in the best shape I have been in at any time the last 11 months!

Saturday I road tripped up to Devils Lake State Park for some rock climbing, and we tried to climb a 5.12a, and I certainly cheated by using the holds of the 5.8 climb just to the left. Later we traded leads on a single 5.8 trad pitch, which I aided over the crux to keep us moving. Not our finest moment, but the leaves are just starting to change, the weather was warm enough, it was sunny with little wind, it was a good day.

It was nice to socialize with several different people, my sister at the start of the week, then a variety of other friends later in the week and weekend.

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