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Running around

Since we’ve been home I’ve been bouncing around a lot.  But,  we’ve been here just over a week and things are stabilizing nicely.

I’m focusing most of my energy on full time work at Edhat.com, Santa Barbara’s uniquely local community website.  It’s a great place to get free community news and information, as well as original content. We’ll be ramping that up in the months to come.

Also, I’m also training to run in the inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon in December. The running I did while we were traveling was mainly base mileage. Now I’m ready to stretch out my long run in preparation for race day. Tomorrow I’ll do a long run of about 1 hour and 45 minutes. That will go up incrementally, 15 minutes added each week, from here on out.

It’s great to be eating a lot of late summer vegetables, fish and high-protein meats. The weather here has been hot all week, but it seems like we’re going to have a nice Labor Day weekend.

We miss being in the van, even though it’s parked in the driveway. Yesterday I woke up and wished I was under some big trees next to a river. But there are so many great memories to reflect on!

Thursday night I went for a hike up the Jesusita Trail, which is part of the area that burned during the Jesusita Fire in May, right before we left town. It is very crispy up there. 

Near full moon coming up over Cater Reservoir.

Near full moon coming up over Cater Reservoir.

Trash collected from the trail at the trailhead.

Trash collected from the trail at the trailhead.

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