I am still in Santa Barbara, and the weather, so locals tell me, is spectacular, even for this coastal paradise. It is sunny and in the low-80s. My overall ability to run is improving, but I am not satisfied with my consistency. This week, I ran only three out of seven days. I can now run two miles, but I need to punch the clock more often. Next week, I intend to run five days, two miles each run. I will do yoga with Megan Z. on Wednesday.
It is my second week of training in Santa Barbara, CA, and I am spoiled for life. This week I ran four times along the Pacific Ocean--1.6 miles a stretch--and it was in the high 60s or low 70s when I did so. As I walked back to my condo from one run, I decided to take photos of all the different flowers in bloom. However, there are so many flowers in bloom that I became concerned that I would get carpal tunnel syndrome in my index finger. I went to the gym twice this week and did some very easy strength training (shoulders, biceps, triceps). While on my way there, I had to side step a Gran Torino and and Aston Martin. I think a Midwestern funnel cloud deposited me in Oz. As for cross training, I only did this activity once, and it really didn't count. My fantastically insightful private yoga instructor focused more on breathing than making me work out hard.