HI!!! You guys are more than sweet for asking where I've been. I appreciate all the notes, comments, and concerns you've left me. I never thought my writing would be missed, but apparently it kind of was for some of you. So, I'm sorry for the radio silence, but let's just say I've been busy.
After Ogden, I took a little while to recover, regroup, and refocus a few things that needed to be addressed in my life.
And then I flew up to Seattle where I ran the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & had a great couple days away with the lovely Renee.
The course was hilly & I did my best, finishing marathon #8 in 3:48:14.
Renee ran the half & kicked booty.
After Seattle, I flew 10+ hours overnight for a much-needed vacation with the mister.
After vacation, I dog-sat in the East Bay for the beautiful Jana, which happened to be an opportune time for Aron to adamantly decide I was going to get over my hatred for trail running. For a couple mornings, she helped me discover some trails out there I never would have known existed. I actually really enjoyed it.
Oakland trail running, day 1
Oakland trail running, day 2
Then my cat got sick & needed surgery, I signed on with a new job, quit the job I've had for the past 7 years, participated in a million San Francisco Marathon Ambassador events/activities, worked the race expo, and ran the marathon all in the span of, oh, 5 days. (Aron always jokes that SFM week is the busiest of the year, and this year it definitely turned out that way for me.)
Ambassador dinner on Friday where we talked all things "I heart SFM".
Saturday morning Lululemon shakeout run (missing from photo: BART YASSO!).
Sunday morning marathon!
Took my sweet time & finished marathon #9 in 3:49:11.
Today, while on an ever-so-brief break between jobs, I met up with Aron & Jojo (who ran the SFM DOUBLE MARATHON last weekend) for a early-morning trail run in the Marin Headlands. I've never run there before despite living just a few miles from it, and for the first time in forever, I wasn't apprehensive about trail running. It actually went very well, it was perfectly foggy & cool, and we learned that we were all celebrating an anniversary of some sort.
Me? My two-year San Franniversary. Aron? Her 4-year marathoniversary. Jojo? Her 4th year of working for SFM.
Happy anniversary day, ladies!
I kind of loved this.
I fully intend on writing a full report of the lovely, wonderful San Francisco Marathon, so bear with me while my I plant my feet in the coming days. Stay tuned for a full race report & an update on what I'll be running for the rest of 2012!