1) Short Long Runs - Can you believe it? It's been six weeks since I've done a run longer than 5 miles! I'm actually okay with that. This is another tactic toward keeping my knee happy. But it is really sinking in right now, because for several years, I've run the Duke City Half marathon in October and this is the time of year when I would normally be out there for 10+ mile runs and here I am doing long runs of 5 miles instead. Anyway, I finally have a 6 mile run on tap for Saturday.
2) Delayed Registration - The 10K that I want to run at end of October hasn't opened registration yet. This is the all terrain race that is partly on single track, partly on dirt levee road, and partly on road. I guess they are waiting until October 1st. It's a local race and very popular; doesn't it seem odd to anyone else that you can't register for it quite yet? It makes me wonder if it's actually going to happen this year or not.
3) Fiesta Traffic - Balloon Fiesta starts this coming weekend. There will be hundreds and hundreds of hot air balloons in the air. On the one hand, it *is* pretty spectacular. On the other hand, it also means lots of traffic and bunches of drivers that get distracted by the pretty balloons in the air. Makes it extra *unsafe* to be a cyclist out on the road. Good thing the bulk of our scheduled 44 mile ride will occur on the multi-use trail rather than out on the road.