Wow, time flies......
I've felt a little dis shelved, disorganized recently; my running has been o.k.; work has been o.k. but nothing has been great. Quite honestly, I think I was just plain old burnt out. I just got back from 4 nights in Sunriver (Central Oregon); no kids, no dogs, and nothing that we had to do - IT WAS AWESOME. We lingered over the newspaper with coffee; watched movies; I read and my husband watched basketball; we rode bikes; we sat in the hot tub and I got one short run in.
We spent all say Saturday doing the tourist thing and ended up putting almost 450 miles on the car - we ended up in California, it was wild! I'll post some photos in the next day or so. I feel energized and ready to take on the world.
I'm excited I'm going to have my first "bloggy meet up" tomorrow evening; I'm going to meet Alisa and hopefully Marya for a run down at the Portland Waterfront. It's so exciting to meet new people!
And for more good news.......I won Marcia's RunningSkirt Giveway over the weekend; I'll be traveling to Chicago for work in mid April and I am really hoping I can get together with Marcia for a run or glass of wine :-)
I did get a refund check from the failed coach experience and it seems to have cleared my bank so I can move on. It's funny how things happen; I had originally wanted to do some strength training and was hoping to participate in a Fitness Challenge at my gym. The Fitness Challenge never happened and so I went looking for other options to improve my general fitness and running & found the coach that didn't work out. I was browsing the gym web site the other day and was reading the bio's for their trainers; lo and behold, one of them is a gal who is a 2:48 marathoner who placed 50th in the 2000 Olympic trials! She was eligible to compete in 2004 as well, but choose to not participate in the trials. It could be fate, destiny or whatever you believe in - I'm going to call her this week, talk to her, see what her philsophy is & maybe give her program a try.
Life is good......