Sitting on a plane probably isn't the best training, but it's what I've got today. My 40th birthday saw me do my first 50K and then I ran down to the Googleplex in California the next day. It's a real place. It's messy. Just like the rest of life I guess. The Facebook campus was much more produced. And larger. I guess all of Facebook is there though, which is why the campus is growing like crazy. The 50K will be my big race of the year. I'm not running the Half Marathon des Sables.
Today I fell. And not just a little fell, but an all scraped up and bruised fell. The kind that kills old people. I'm not quite one of those yet, but it certainly seems to be closing in. Sarah Lavender Smith is getting old. Today Grandma and I went to Stone Mountain. I ran around and climbed it while Grandma enjoyed the scenery and then the two of us rode the train around the mountain together. She's going to be 93 this year and is still going strong desite her inability to drive and the hit to her freedom from that restriction. I am so lucky to live nearly without restrictions.
One last run up Rundemanen before heading to the US for the summer. Mostly been biking with Maxwell the past few weeks. Even got a 50K up to Åsane and back in. And packing up the house to move. I'm homeless again and loving it!
Maxwell & I took a nice sunset bikeride down to Grimstad. I heard my back this week, so I haven't run too much. Tonight was really nice and Maxwell and I had some good conversation about girls and dating and such.
Just a simple run roday up to the Fantoft Stavkirke and back. It's longer than my usual 7K route, but the hills are much less intense. I don't necessarily need a lot of hill training to prepare for Italy, although last week for my long run I ran up Ulriken and over Vidden. Today I just wanted to enjoy the old church in the forest. The smell of European Spring in the forest is intoxicating.
Well, today brought me another PR and this one was a marked performance. 21:54 is over two and a half minutes faster than my prior PR and almost as much faster than my best 5K split. It was a spectacular day as I got to run with Maxwell and Zara as well.
I ran a half marathon around Bergen this past weekend and it was no trouble. Actually I just racked up 44 km of running last week organically. I've been eying the Half Marathon des Sables for some time now. I think it's worth going for. Today I started off with my usual 7K up Løvstien and then Camilla and I did a roughly 8K fjelltur. Tonight I'm going to kayak out to an island to camp out. I've got the kayak packed, but my ass still hurts from my trip last week when I slipped and fell into the water on a rock. Tonight I'm going to land on a beach. We'll see how I sleep without blackout curtains. We've reached the part of the year where there is no night, only twilight in Bergen until my birthday. But it looks like I'll be in Utah then.
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Bradley James Wogsland.