Starting with last Saturday, when I PR'd the 15k trail race I was in AND beat my nemesis/runemy...
(Skipping over Sunday, when it took me 3 hours to run 11 miles...)
I can't think of anything special on Monday, but Tuesday was the last session of my first night class. It's a huge relief to be finished with that one! In addition, N. is now finished with club volleyball until school is out, which means no more driving to St. Louis 3 times a week. I feel like I just got my life back...or at least my evenings.
And then Wednesday was doubly good. First, I had a great run before N's doctor's appointment. It started off feeling terrible, so I decided to run it as speedwork, and my fast intervals were 8:29, 8:23, and 8:53, which is fairly fast for me. Plus, the weather was gorgeous.
While sitting at the doctor's office, though, I got the best news: my friends at Team Virtus
It gets even better. Really, you should read the whole thing, but the upshot is that, despite my unfortunate lack of facial hair, I am officially one of the guys. Now I just need some argyle socks in the team colors.
|All that's missing is me...well, and Casey and Darin|
Next up is the LBL Challenge adventure race. Bob, Casey, Luke, and I will be heading to Tennessee in 3 short weeks (likely three of the longest weeks I've waited through in a while) for my first 24 hour race. I can't wait!!
If all of that goodness isn't enough, I'm supposed to spend Saturday mountain biking with friends at Middlefork (yes, I'm cheating on the 50k training). Hopefully the weather holds and doesn't change the plans.
Really, there's only one big thing that could be the icing on this great big cake of awesome...and if so, you'll be sure to hear about it. Eventually. :)