I don’t know about everyone else, but it seems like the summer is just flying by. The weekends literally go by in a blur and then it’s Monday and time to start the work week again. I’ve had so much going on lately and so little time to blog. I’m really going to start getting back into blogging again though…so hang tight.So what’s been up with me?
· Training for my 4th marathon - I’m signed up for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on 11/1. So far training is going pretty well. My run this weekend was a bit discouraging, but I’m blaming it on the OVERWHELMING humidity. I had a 15 miler. I made it 14 miles before I literally started to feel like I might pass out. I walked the last mile and then another half mile to my house on Saturday. So I still got in 15.5 miles, just not the way I’d like. Even the 14 miles was 1 minute per mile slower than my previous 13 miler….so yeah, a bit discouraging. I don’t do well in humidity at all.
· I almost did a triathlon a few weeks ago. It’s kind of a funny story. I had intended to do the Matt Mason Memorial Triathlon for at least a month, but I hadn’t signed up for it. A few weeks ago, I was literally in the middle of signing up and got kicked out – the race had sold out. I was so disappointed. Very few triathlons in Kansas City ever sell out so I was shocked. I contacted the race director to see if there was anything I could do. They didn’t have any full spots, but a team was in desperate need of a swimmer for a relay team so I decided why not. Anyway, I showed up at the race ready to swim and the weather had something else in mind. In the end we waited it out for almost 2 hours and they decided they would do the 5K only…I hadn’t brought any shoes just swim stuff, so I was out. The race registration goes to a great cause. The race is to honor Matt Mason a local Navy Seal who was killed in action with his entire Seal Team. They honor him, but also all of the fallen soldiers. The profits of the race go to Wounded Warrior Project. I’m already signed up for next year. I don’t want to miss out again.
· Speaking of triathlons I’m doing one on Sunday. It’s a first year event just a few minutes from home! It’s the Aloha Triathlon and Quintathlon. I’m just doing the sprint, but you can opt for a swim, bike, run, bike, run option. It should be a blast. I’ll definitely post a race report after.
· I have several road races coming up. I think I’m going to try to work in a local 10K as part of my 17 miler. I also have 3 half marathons coming up in Sept and October. They all work into my marathon training well.
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s enough for now. What have you been up to? I’d love to hear, since I haven’t been able to keep up with many of your blogs lately.