Getting Back On Track

I cannot believe it has been 2 weeks since I last wrote. If every week went by as fast as the past few I’d be singing jingle bells next week. Scary thought.

It would take way too much time to write out every detail so here are a few highlights:

> We moved! FINALLY. It took 3 trips to get all of the stuff out of our old place. Our new house looks like boxes barfed all over it but at least we are in. It will probably take me at least a month to be totally organized and then I’ll take some shots of the place.

> I now have a work commute. OK, it’s not that bad- 35ish minutes or so. Could be worse. I’m so used to being within 10 minutes of everything that the extra 25 gives me an excuse for more coffee. If that’s wrong I don’t want to be right.

> While my mileage has been less than stellar I finally got to run my hood. I was super intimidated for whatever reason. Oh yeah, it’s crazy hilly. I don’t think people realize that living at sea level doesn’t mean the entire town is flat. I only had time for 6 miles for my first jaunt and I pretty much went up and down the entire time. Good times.

> In the midst of everything we headed up to my old stomping grounds in NorCal for my cousin’s wedding. It was all kinds of awesome. The kids were allowed to wear costumes and all other guests we encouraged to come in fun colors. Favorite extra? Photo booth. Mike and Mel, you two rock. Enjoy the honeymoon!

> I got my big boy registered for Kinder and signed up for baseball. So crazy that they have a Fall league for the little ones now. At least they keep it “fun” and not competitive at this age. Growing up in a sports playing family I know how crazy things can get. Seriously.

> My princess starts dance classes in a few weeks. Bring on 24 hours of tap dancing in the kitchen. I used to make my Dad nuts with that 🙂

> MIL went for a second opinion and is undergoing some tests to determine if alternate treatment is a possibility (think surgery). We are going to just keep praying that we will have faith in HIS will. It’s not up to us (although sometimes we think we would like it to be).

> Chicago is 7 weeks away. Training has been on the back burner for the past few weeks so I may need to take a look at my goals and adjust accordingly. I’m still getting miles in but the “long” runs (20 milers) have not happened. I’ve got a solid 4 weeks left until taper so that should be plenty of time. If not I’ll do what I can 🙂

Anything else? If there is I can’t remember at this point.

Oh, I’m over summer. Totally over it. Bring on fall.


I hope all is well with you guys! I miss chit chatting with you. Now that I’m getting settled in I will do a better job of keeping the blog updated.

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Hitting 50 and The Move

I finally did it. I hit 50 miles last week. Want to know the best part? I.feel.good. Like crazy good.

Knocking on wood now.

Here is the recap of Chicago training week 8:

Monday: Run rest/Strength Training

Tuesday:  8 miles (included 3×1600 repeats)

Wednesday: 5 easy

Thursday: 9 tempo

Friday: 5 easy

Saturday: 18.11 LSD

Sunday: 5 recovery

During the next few weeks I will continue to increase my miles while running smart. You all know I have battled with some seriously lame PF issues. It took me FO-EVA to figure out the root of the cause. Now that I know how to keep that bad boy at bay I just need to pray things keep going in the right direction. Injury free on race day. What a beautiful thought.

I’ve said it before and now I am going to say it again: this is the most legit marathon training I have ever done. It is no joke yet I am feeling pretty gosh darn good. I am sure I will be singing a different tune during an upcoming recovery week. It is so weird that I look forward to those weeks yet they are when I feel the worst. Weird.

Speaking of weird this is the last week in our house.

“Moving” day is finally here.

I know my family thinks I am crazy but this is a bitter sweet  move. I love our little place. It is the first house we bought and it’s central to all things that I have deemed awesome (beach, restaurants, shopping, parks, etc). Both of the kids came home from the hospital to this house. It’s just filled with a lot of good memories. Sigh. One of my neighbors already promised to keep an eye on the place to make sure our renters aren’t trashing it. We have a property manager who will handle everything for us but I know I will still have a little worry in the back of my mind.

So now we just need to finish packing the little things and into the beach burbs we go. I bet this girl can’t wait for me to show up on her door step, running shoes in hand 🙂