I realized today that it has been a long time since my last blog. Perhaps because right now I should be working on my dissertation but I am not. I moved from Michigan several months ago back to California. Big big difference in the climate. I have found that since moving here, it is much easier to be active. It is interesting how much of a difference the weather can make on how active we are. I have found several new things that I really love. I love riding my bike, I did this a lot for a bit but have changed my workout and I am focusing more on training in the evenings for the Disneyland Half-Marathon. Also since moving how I did this crazy thing and joined Crossfit. This fitness novice has definitley had her butt kicked by joining Crossfit…. the workouts are crazy intense. However now that I have been doing this more than 1 month consistently (at least 4 days a week) I am finding that I can feel myself getting stronger. I am able to do things that I could not do when I started. Now I am adding a second workout focused on training for the half marathon. It is crazy though how much not directly training for running has already helped my speed. My 5k pace has dropped about 5 miles a minute. I am down to about 13 min mile doing a 5k from about 20min mile. I am running another 5k in a couple of weeks and we will see what happens then. Anyone else have this experience?