Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here I am.

Yes, I know I disappeared.  I've been running.  I've been traveling.  And I've been dating. 

Since I last left you, I've completed two half-marathons.  I know I said never, but on August 11, I jumped into the Georgetown to Idaho Springs race at the very last minute.  The race benefits the high school sports teams - and I love the cause and the fact the kids staff the aid stations.  Throughout the race, I stayed with a friend and she and I had a great time.  I beat last year's time by a smidge, but more importantly, had fun!  And guess what?  No IT band issues.  I believe the GTIS curse is officially over.  I did crop the above photo because the heel striking was horrible!  I couldn't bare to look at it anymore!

A group of us ventured to Vail on August 19, where we did the Diva Half Marathon.  It involved all sorts of girlie things - which was in direct contrast with an event that finished that same day - the Leadville 100!  While the Diva didn't have any belt buckles, it had pink boas, tiaras, champagne, flowers and cute firemen!  Yes, I did get my picture taken with Ryan Sutter.  Still waiting on a copy so I can share it with you!   We had a whole lot of fun - maybe by embracing the Pink Diamond cocktail as pre-race fuel the evening before and I might have enjoyed a red velvet cupcake for my pre-race breakfast.  While far from great pre-race fuel, I found the perfect race course for me - rolling hills - a lot of fun! 

So my travels have taken me to New York City and northern New Jersey, a tour through Rocky Mountain National Park (first time) and Lake Granby, and Casper Wyoming.  I'm looking forward to a little time at home.  And I've been on a couple of dates.  Two with a really nice man...I try not to hold the fact that he is an attorney against him...and he does the same.

Next up - a 20 miler training run on Saturday.  Send me your good vibes please!


1 comment:

  1. YAY!! Can't wait to hear more. Way to go Laura.