this morning's sunrise from my classroom
My phone started ringing right as faculty meeting was about to start today. It was a WV number, but not one I knew, so I ignored it. Whoever it was left a message. When I finally got to it after the meeting, it turned out to be a parent offering me some sort of photography job for this Saturday. I called him back, thinking I would probably have to decline, since I am running a half marathon on Saturday. As he started describing the job, I thought for sure I would have to decline. But, even after I explained that I was running a race and would barely be able to get myself fed and clean in time, he managed to talk me into saying yes.
So, I will be hurrying back home as soon as I finish the race on Saturday, getting myself cleaned up, and heading out by noon for a photography adventure that will include photography a farm, a helicopter ride/aerial photography, and the first half of the WVU game in Morgantown. I have been assured that it will be a very fun day.
Needless to say, I am super excited, and rather nervous! Thinking about this job got the adrenaline pumping, so I headed out for a run to take advantage of it. I had a really great run. My lungs definitely had to work hard, but they held up pretty well. I did get rather slow on some of the uphills, but I powered down the other sides and apparently made up for it!
The total run was 6.8 miles, in 47:37. Pretty impressive for coming off of a summer of no running! This was my last run before the half marathon on Saturday. I'm ready to race! (I mean...run...non-competitively...)