Tuesday, January 19, 2010

blah January...

Not a whole lot going on lately... Started running the trails again... Tim and I started back last week. (http://www.bonitarunningclub.com/) It's pretty hard on me right now... I am also starting back on weights and abs. My back and abs are really sore... Plus I haven't run any hard courses since before the marathon. The trails will kick your butt! They kicked mine today. I'll get it back my strength soon though. My goal for this year is to beat last years time. Since we've started the trails already, I should be in tip-top shape to handle any hill or weather situation...
I've been seriously thinking about Chicago for my next race... (October 10) I want to do a larger city this time. Memphis was an awesome first marathon. The only thing that was hard on me was when the half marathoners split off at mile 12, I was almost entirely alone for the rest of the race. My friend Melissa ran Chicago last year and she said it was packed the whole way. I think that will help me greatly. It will definitely keep me stay mentally focused.
I signed up for a few local races. Well I should say statewide...there's ZERO races in Meridian... Ok, there's four a year. That's it. Anyway, One's in Vicksburg and I think Mom and maybe Dad will come. Planning on staying with Aunt Deb and Uncle Ken. There's another one in Jackson the next week that Tim & Aspen are running too. There's a 10K on one of the weekends that Wes is in South Korea. Maybe Mom & Dad will drive over with me. It's in Jackson too.
OH yeah.... Wes is going to South Korea & Hong Kong in May for a school leadership program. :) He's really excited about it. (Wish I could go!) Oh well.

Wes started back to school finally!! He's been bored. Had over a month off for the holidays and then returned for one day. Then the "snow storm" came and they cancelled school for a few days. The next week was normal, then MLK day. Now I think he'll be on a regular schedule for a while, which I think he's looking forward to. OH, and I got him to go to the gym this weekend!!!! PROGRESS!! :)

Pete leaves in just a few weeks. Trying not to freak out. Trying to be strong for Mom & Dad, but I don't know if I can maintain that this time... Wes probably won't be able to go to Indiana because of school. He leaves on February 17th. There's a family "sendoff" ceremony on Monday, February 15th. That's the ONLY day we'll be able to spend with him. And we only get 5 HOURS! He only gets 5 hours of free time before he deploys.... not enough time... No one's real happy about it, but at least we get that. Ok. enough about that...

1 comment:

Adam's Library said...

You could always come up to Spokane and run the Bloomsday run in May--it is only a 12k but there are some good hills.
http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/