So the pressure of running has lightened, I haven't had any editing to do in almost three weeks (the book I was supposed to get was delayed), and my kids have been sick (still!) so we've been hanging around the house.
I've gotten some random projects done and, even though I feel like I'm going a bit stir crazy, keep trying to remind myself that things will probably get busy once again.
On a brighter note, I did a 10-mile tempo run tonight. It was supposed to be a marathon pace. Holy cow! I finished in 1:25:45 with an average pace of 8:34 per mile. That is way faster than I expect to run in Grand Rapids but I can say it felt pretty good other than the point where I heard a big dog barking, jumped, stopped, looked around, and realized it was background noise on the podcast I was listening to. It wouldn't be bad, but the car traveling the opposite direction saw the whole thing. I'm just glad it wasn't the real thing.