I have a friend who said if he isn't running he's thinking about running. Gosh, that sounds so much like me. I really think I missed my calling to be an elite. Forget the fact that I'm not extraordinary and not fast and past the prime of being an elite...I love running and it would be so awesome to have a job where I could run, do something around running, be around runners, you get the picture. But I do have a great job being around....accountants.
My friends heart surgery has been rescheduled to Thursday. Claudia is the reason I joined the running club RxRunning and I know she's in great hands but I still worry about her She has a webpage set up where she can post updates, her story and pictures. There is also a guestbook if you'd like to stop by and say some words of encouragement or inspiration. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/claudiaward
I think I'm going to go to the running camp that I posted last week. I've hesitated because I feel guilty about taking vacation time and not spending it with John. If he were to go, then I'd feel guilty because I know it isn't something that interests him. Plus with me gone, he'll have to cook for himself (its an ongoing joke if I'll leave him food in Tupperware containers like his mom used to do for his dad) and he'll have to take care of my cats, which includes mixing in a supplement with wet food. He also will have to turn the water on for Nugget at the bathroom sink because he's a spoiled cat (see picture below where Nugget waits patiently for me to turn the water on for him)
I know I haven't posted a lot about my running. I am running and get a weekly long run of about 10 miles in and get to the track about 2 times a month. I have been doing more trail running with John and that's been a nice change of scenery. On my trail run this morning I fell and went boom and had blood running down my leg. I'm a road warrior! I kept running because it was too far to walk, it didn't hurt much, I was afraid it would tighten up if I did walk plus walking made me feel the scratches more than just running. The scratch on my elbow hurt more than my knee.
Yesterday I did sign up for the 5K Summer Series by Arizona Road Racer, which are five - 5K races throughout the summer in the early morning. These are well attended with between 800-1000 runners and it should be fun even though it will be hot. During the summer, its very hard to run fast times because of the heat but if I can continue to work on my conditioning maybe I can get a PR in the 5K in the fall.
Well that's it for now. I'm flying to Denver in a couple hours for work. It's supposed to snow. I'm a hot weather gal, snow is for pictures. I also get to see my brother and if the weather holds up then I have a special adventure on Saturday.