I have been in Colorado Springs since last Thursday. I have successfully found renters for both the house and the cottage in that time and now I have to focus on liquidating the rest of my furniture and moving what few things I have left here to storage in the RFV. If I still had my old F-150 I could probably move it but I am going to have to rent a van and do a quick out and back trip in a day. I will be out of the Springs 100% by the end of next week.
I have not run the first mile since I got here. When I got here last Thursday it was raining like crazy so I decided to not go. Friday the weather was nasty and a scheduled day off so I bailed that day as well. Saturday was nicer but I was doing so much work around the house and getting stuff done that time just slipped away from me. I think that I intentionally let it slip away to be honest.
My mind completely recoils from the thought of running here. Let's just say I am going to give myself a pass until I get back home to Pitkin County.
At first I felt bad about it because I was beginning to build some momentum and get a rhythm going again. But after thinking about it I decided that another week or two off might not be a bad thing in the long run. Last year I took two-three weeks off after the JFK 50 then started running again and had a really solid two weeks where things were going well. Then I caught a nasty cold/virus at the end of December that knocked me out for another two weeks. When I got back to running after that I felt a lot better than I did before I got sick. As much as being sick sucked I had to admit that in the long run it proved to be beneficial.
So I am on another break for a spell. It will do my mind good and relieve a lot of stress given everything that I have to get done in the next week and half.