My quest to spend 12 weeks training for the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile ultramarathon continues.
Lunch run – 4.0 miles (6:57/mile)
Runmute to work – 9.6 miles (8:01/mile)
Runmute home – 9.5 miles (8:13/mile)
Run – 20.5 miles (7:50/mile)
Run: 43.6 miles
Bike: zero miles
I had planned on getting in back-to-back long runs this weekend. However, I ended up spending all day Saturday working on our back doors. Ever since we bought this house last February, the doors to the back yard have bothered us. They are supposed to be French doors, but whoever put them in decided that it was best to have the hinges in the middle instead of the outside. Beyond aesthetics, we also had an issue with the threshold from the bamboo floors to the door – being that there wasn’t one. Natasha and I ripped out the carpet almost immediately after we bought the house, and installed hand-scraped bamboo flooring. Between the new plywood subfloor that we had to lay (almost all of the houses in this area are built on concrete slabs), and then the bamboo, the finished floor ended up being about 3/4″ taller than the old carpet. So, the bamboo sat flush with the bottom of door. After much procrastination, we finally decided that Thanksgiving break was going to be the time that we finally get this project done.
While I was working on removing the doors and enlarging the opening to be able to move them up an inch, Natasha was working on refinishing the doors. On top of a fresh coat of paint, we also removed the glass panes and re-glazed them. We got the doors reinstalled by the end of the day Saturday, but I still need to put up new trim, inside and out. Although even without the trim, they already look much better.
Hopefully you spent your Thanksgiving (or regular weekend if you’re outside the US) doing something more fun than hanging doors!