The countdown.

Productive Procrastination Monday: When you're self-employed, you have the luxury of going for a run when you should be contacting interview subjects.

In the top half of my age group. Barely.

I think in the summer I should generally manage my expectations. That is to say, I shouldn't expect every race to be a PR, especially in the summer. I did PR in the 5K on a relatively cool 4th of July three years ago, and something in me tells me that if I could just go at a pretty good clip the first mile and tough it out for the last two, that I should be able to equal or better the PR of 26 minutes.

Having said that, the closest I've gotten this year was 28:02 in March. In summer, I haven't broken 30 minutes. Just too hot, weight, nutrition, sleep, blah blah blah.

It was a pleasant enough race, despite it being very congested at the start (dodging flanks of people pushing strollers). A little bit hilly, but a lovely neighborhood course. I ended up doing the race in 31:26, good for 20th place out of 44 in my age group.

Oh, and I was vegetarian the whole day, which took some effort.

Type 2 Diabetes.

As though I needed any more motivation, I saw a former NBA star who's not quite two years older than I am do a TV ad for a Type 2 diabetes medication.

I don't know much, but I know that there are things I can do to lower my risk of that disease.

Starting with running 4 miles at 10:15 pm.

It is Monday, and despite getting to bed past 1am, I made it to the pool at 6:30 this morning. So the week is already off to a better start than most weeks.