It has been a while since I've blogged, which seems like the story of my life. Things have been going well for me. Here's a quick update on what I've been doing:
Just chatting it up with my BFF Bart Yasso on Twitter. He's such an inspiration and I look forward to seeing him at another race soon. One of the coolest moments in my running life continues to be when he called me up to speak at the Utah Valley Marathon expo.
We saw Hanson! They've been my favorite band since I was 15 and I just saw them for the 10th time at the end of August. As always, they put on an amazing show!
Last weekend, I graduated from Yoga Teacher Training and am now officially a RYT-200. I just signed up for a Relax and Renew training with Judith Lasater in March. It should be a pretty amazing training. I am currently teaching 3 classes per week, one at a local rock climbing gym and the other two at local exercise gyms. It has been an amazing experience and I am really enjoying it. I am working hard to also make sure that I get my practice in.
Earlier this week I reached day 150 of my #runforBoston streak. On that day, I ran 1.50 miles for each of the four people that lost their lives due to that tragic event. I sometimes can't believe I've made it this far. There have only been a couple of days where I really didn't feel like running so on this days I just did one mile.
Tonight was day 153 and I had a great run. My "easy" runs are getting faster and I am really enjoying running in the cooler weather that we have been having. It makes the run much more enjoyable.
Earlier this week, I applied to run the Boston Marathon with the Melanoma Foundation of New England. I realize there will be a lot of people who try to get in so my chances are slim, but I am giving it a shot. I feel it would be a great way to honor my grandma who I lost in June (her cancer started with melanoma in her eye and spread to her liver). It is amazing how many times during each week that I think of calling her. Running for MFNE would be very emotional but it would be great to raise money for research to help save lives. Time will tell.
My next race is on October 13 in Ohio. We are running the Towpath Half Marathon with a bunch of my virtual friends from Runner's World and will be sporting orange for Jenny. It's will be state number TEN for me (IL, CA, RI, MA, NY, PA, VA, CO, UT) and I can't wait. It'll be a quick trip to Ohio but very memorable, I'm sure. I am hoping to break two hours again. It's a flat course and I got a 2:02 and change during my last half and that was a super hilly course. Depends on the weather and how I feel that morning but I think I have it in me.
What's your next race?