I am trying to get back into my previous running routine. When we lived on Nantucket I trained for and ran half-marathon races. After moving and learning so many things we needed to know in order to be successful B&B owners, my running routine “hit the wall”. But after this past month of regular running I am readying myself for the Out of Hibernation 5K race to benefit the Food Pantry. Assuming I finish upright I will train for a 10K – then a half-marathon – then consider training for marathon. It is all about having enough training time, and we’ll see if I can create that.
Among the many benefits of running, I am finding new and wonderful places around Portsmouth. Lately I have been running along the harbor – taking side streets off of Marcy – and it often feels like I’ve been transported to the narrow lanes and beautiful old homes on Nantucket. I find there is a lot of similarity running in Portsmouth and running in Nantucket. Beautiful vistas, smell of salt water, friendly people, lots of wind – though Portsmouth is more “hilly” than Nantucket.
I have noticed more activity around Town. Groups of carpenters and contractors, renovating and sprucing things up. On a nice day I usually hear the sound of saws and hammers. One surely gets the sense of things to come. I can’t wait to get out into our garden. I have big plans!
Russ and I have been to about half of the restaurants we need to visit in order to make helpful recommendations to our guests. You know the saying – Tough job but someone’s got to do it! Well – it’s been anything but tough. We have had nothing but great meals around Town. I am glad we still have more research to do.
Gotta go – breakfast duty calls. Wish me luck on race day – April 12th.