Thursday, October 12, 2006

Huh?

Snow today.

Seriously.

It's October 12! This is pretty rare. My students were FREAKING OUT about it today. You'd think they never saw the stuff.

Just some flurries...nothing sticking. But it sorta ruined my plans to make s'mores tonight and play some cornhole.

Sigh.

So....I'm feelin' pretty good. First week of yoga and it was fun. Kicked my butt though. Just when I think I'm all strong and stuff. My upper body's gotten a little pansy on me. So, hopefully I'll start weights in the next week or two, and begin swimming more regularly to keep my "guns."

(I don't really have big guns. I just like to pretend I do.)

Running's been OUTSTANDING, if I do say so myself! I've done nothing longer than 7 miles, but I've been managing to go at a nice little clip and tried to do some tempo work. Figure I might as well do a few 5K's this November, and maybe December if I have time. That will give me something to fixate--I mean, focus--on.

I have also been appointed to the Cleveland Tri Club's position of Secretary! I'm pretty pumped about this! Hopefully I can get caught up on biz-nass fast and not be all, "Huh?" It's kind of exciting that just a few short years ago, I remember emailing the President of the club to see if I was too newbie-ish to even join. I'm lucky to have such a big and supportive club in the area.

Can I even explain how EXCITED I am to go to Chicago to watch Jacks run her first marathon next weekend?

No.

I can't. Sorry.

You'll have to just trust me that I'm so excited I'm literally bouncing off the walls with excitement. Matt and Mugsy think I'm weird. Well, weirder than usual at least.

There's quite a big blogger contingency heading to the Windy City, methinks! Zeke, E-speed, Walchka, and Running Rabbit come to mind...who am I missing? Let me know! I would love to try and see everyone but I know there's, oh, about 40,000 freaking runners. I plan on running with Jacks somehow, most likely towards the end...you know how it goes! That's about when I start hallucinating and taking random candy from strangers.

Well, that's what I did at the Flying Pig 2 years ago at least. Somewhere around mile 22-23, some random dude on the side of the road had a whole cookie sheet of gummy bears, and I ran up to him, HUGGED HIM in all my sweaty and nasty glory, (?!) and took a big handful.

So, maybe it's just me that does strange things in the last few miles....

So, that's about all for now...MAJOR good luck and go-kick-some-ASS wishes going out to DaisyDuc and Papa Louie who are going to ROCK the Columbus Marathon, and to TriEric and his wife Aimee, who will do the same to the Baltimore Half Marathon and Marathon!

I'm OUT!

16 comments:

teacherwoman said...

We are actually getting some snow too! How exciting! But, it is really cold and REALLY windy. I think we are actually under a winter storm advisory...mostly due to the wind!

Too bad this weather has ruined your plans...that stinks!

Jodi said...

Ugh. Maybe we'll be lucky and see the sun a couple times between now and May!

Congrats on the secretary position!

Jodi

rice said...

YEAH! SNOW! Bring on the egg nog! I love this time of year.. easier then running in the heat too..

cheers.

Rice.

Bolder said...

you know, i get confused being a canadian in america, ...

like the time all my colleagues at lunch were talking about how Yukon was the team to beat in college basketball... and, i said, how in the world can a college recruit basketball players up north where it is so cold... to which everyone shook their head, and said UConn!

but surely i'm not the only one that has no idea what 'makes s'mores and play some cornhole' means...

Wes said...

LOL. S'mores I get, but cornhole is just a l'il somethin a southern gal doesn't say in public :-) OMG I'm laughing so hard. Sorry, Sara. *Sheepish Grin*

TriBoomer said...

Congratulations Madam Secretary! You shed your tri newbie wings long ago.

Stay tuned...

Rae said...

Snow??? That is crazy!! It was chilly here today but nothing like that!

Have a great weekend!!

RunBubbaRun said...

It snowed a little here today in CHI-town, broke some kind or record. It might be a cold one here during the marathon. Hopefully nothing to crazy during the race, it can change several times in one day. Congrats on the new post.

Ken Schulz said...

Yea! Snow is cool! Biking in snow (fat tires) is fun too... just a bit odd this time of year :)

Congrats on the secretary position! It's great to get more involved in the community!

Happy Training!

Meredith said...

I'll be running Chicago too! I don't think the numbers are available yet, but I should be running somewhere between 3:30 and 3:35. I'll keep an eye out for ya!

TryAthlete said...

That settles it then. The next race you have, I'll go dressed as a Gummy Bear. Grab all you want :p

JenC said...

You are a welcome addition to the board. Thanks for agreeing to help us out!

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations on your secretary position with the club! I'm sure you'll be a great asset to the club. Good for you.
Glad to hear your running is going well. Hopefully, you get some great 5K results in the coming weeks.

walchka said...

I'll keep an eye out for ya! Thanks in advance for your cheering. :)

Siren said...

I'm sooo jealous - I'm was totally planning to hit the Chicago Marathon this year but it's not going to happen. Hope you guys have fun!!

Kate said...

I miss seasons :-(

From what I know of you, you'll be a great secretary!