What better way to return to the DC Trifecta’s Friday 5 than posting about my Five Favorite Things I Did this Summer (a.k.a., those things that kept me from blogging on the regular all summer)? I’m super psyched to be back on the link-up with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia.
So here they are, in no particular order:
5. Volunteering at the US Open
Way back in February 2014, I applied to be a volunteer for the US Open at Chambers Bay. Am I golf fan? Hell no, but I figured this would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Pacific Northwest has never hosted the US Open before and the greater-Tacoma area had never hosted a national sports event. I jumped at the opportunity, applied, and was later selected from several thousand applicants to volunteer.
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with a Things I’m Loving Lately post, and I’ve encountered enough rad things in the interim that there are too many to list. Seriously. Well, I could list them, but you’d have to take a nap break midway through this post.
Thanks for sticking around to hear my big race announcement that I hinted at last week. I didn’t want to announce my news back then for fear of jinxing myself yet again. I hadn’t met with my coach yet and, well, you know. But now I’m ready to share.
So, my news:
I‘m training to run the Chicago Marathon after all!
It’s official. I met recently with my coach, Kris, and she put together a simple, relatively conservative plan that will get me from 9-mile long runs to 26.2 on race day in fewer than 12 weeks. The caveats, per Kris: Continue reading →
I decided at the last minute to sign up for it because my running partner in crime, Aimee, prodded me to do it. I also thought it would be a great way to participate in Nuun’s first virtual race, Run Ride Rehydrate, which I was able to participate in as a member of Team Nuun.
I’m sorry that I’ve been off the grid for the past few weeks. As spring was winding up, I had a feeling I wouldn’t post as often during the summer. It turns out I’m practically absent from here, though. There’s really no excuse, other than that I’ve decided to spend more time focused on my family and work and less on blogging.
My son’s Mother’s Day questionnaire responses have a little something to do with that decision:
Q: What is your mom good at?
Q: What do you wish your mom would do less of?
Hello, faithful readers. I’m still here, hanging on the edge of the blogosphere. Promise. I’ve had a lot of stuff thrown at me lately (all good stuff, but still stuff) and it’s throwing me off of my regular blogging schedule.
I did want to check in and update y’all a bit with what I’ve been up to or seen over the last week or so.
I’m thrilled that it’s Friday because the fam and I have some really fun weekend plans (such as horseback riding–yes, really!) and the weather is supposed to be drop-dead gorgeous.
Before I scoot off to jump on my horse, I wanted to link-up with the DC Trifecta for their legendary Friday 5 Link-Up. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve linked up and my life really hasn’t felt complete. It feels good to be back!
This week’s Friday 5 theme is open, so I’ve decided to cover a topic at which I’m becoming a pro: Howtostaysanewhenyou’reinjuredandyoucan’trun.
As you may or may not know, I’m on another runninghiatus because I hurt myself at a barre class a couple of weeks ago. Don’t ask me how you can suffer a typical running injury during a barre class, but I managed to do it. For the first 10 days or so I was really down about it, but now that I’m in PT and allowed to try short runs (as long as they’re pain-free), I’m feeling a little glimmer of hope.