Welcome to crabby season over here at MCM Mama. Y’all know I hate the heat of Virginia summers, so I always go north as often as possible (or run off to Australia and New Zealand where it’s winter.) This weekend we visited Ithaca, NY and I was greatly disappointed by how warm it was. But there’s a lot going on over here, so I’m joining Deb and Coco for a coffee date.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we are in Ithaca to visit Cornell University. When you have a kid who loves bugs and birds, it’s kind of the place to go. (I’ve told you about our hissing cockroaches, right?) But man, it’s crazy competitive and far from cheap. But who wouldn’t love to go to a school with a waterfall in the middle of campus?
If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you that this place is crazy hilly. I knew we’d be pretty busy while we were here, so I planned a low mileage week. Thank goodness! I generally think where I live is hilly, but running here makes my usual routes look flat. Add in the hiking we’ve done to see the waterfalls and I’m going to call this a cross training and glute week.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I hit 1400 individual beers checked in to Untappd. Lest you think I actually drink a lot, I check in any beer I’ve sampled. And I was pretty proud of 1400, but several friends shot me down with their nearly 4000 beers. I, apparently, am an amateur.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I may have to start biking. Shoo has followed in his father’s footsteps and fallen in love with his new bike. But he’s too young for me to let him go out of our neighborhood on the bike by himself and Beer Geek only has time on the weekends. Looks like I may have to start looking for a bike so I can keep him company…
This next week starts the crazy long runs for the Marine Corps 50k. Is it wrong that I’m counting down the days until Jones and I hit all the Ohio schools and I get a break from long miles? Never mind that I have to drive a long ass way in exchange… Apparently this is the summer of running all the miles and visiting all the schools.