Oh hello. Taking a quick computer break in Italy to post this. This is not a turn of phrase or exaggeration but I think I gained 10 lbs from the carb and cheese-only diet I’ve developed this week. It’s important to follow your heart and my heart wants to eat the entire bread basket.

Here is what went down last week, mostly in the USA:

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Hello from southern Italy. I’m spending the week in Puglia with Matt and his family.

puglia, italy

we are here (the red pin)

Sunday afternoon, we were having a late lunch in the center of Ostuni, a beautiful town inhabited since the Stone Age and known for it’s old white buildings and skinny winding side streets. The historic center, where we were eating, is a fort-like and on top of a hill.

 

Across the piazza, we saw what looked like a race finish line. So, of course we inquired about it. Matt’s mom speaks fluent Italian, which comes in handy. We found out Ostuni, a town of about 30,000 inhabitants was having a 5K at 8pm tonight. The race leaders were expecting about 200 participants, and now they had 4 more. Matt, Dana (Matt’s sister), Gail (Matt’s mom) and I signed up. Robert, Matt’s dad was cheer captain and dutiful bag holder.

Ostuni Runners

how beautiful is Ostuni?

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This week was a lot of fun, but now I’m pretty tired and my constitution is 90% sugar. I used up my 10 classes at ClassPass about a week before my CP cycle ended. ClassPass users, have you been going through your allotted amount ahead of schedule? Or is 10 classes per month a good amount for you?

I also have some pretty cool news. Cuckoolemon was chosen as one of Feedspot’s top 100 Fitness Blogs. Thanks, Feedspot!

And now, for this week’s workouts and some really silly photos:

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Hey hey hey. How’s your week going?

I have two big races coming up: the Bronx 10-miler on September 25 and the Hamptons Half on October 1. I’ve been majorly slacking on running because I’ve been traveling and it’s just too hot out there. Last week, I laced up my sneakers and ran some pretty short distances, and I’m slowly acclimating to the heat. Does anyone have any tips for running in the heat? Other than don’t do it?

Here’s what went down last week.

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