So I’m Running a Marathon this Weekend, huh?

(This blog post is coming to you from the JW Marriott in Houston where I’m definitely on my second glass of wine. Enjoy).

So! Let’s catch up! After Sydney I ran all sorts of miles on a treadmill, had a crazy couple of work weeks (like 80 hours) and randomly got sent to Houston for training the week of the marathon (aka right now). If that isn’t good luck, I don’t know what is. I had to cancel all my personally-booked travel to the US (and ate it in some fees) but ultimately it was a win–I got to fly in business class (company provided–I don’t pay for that–it’s obscene) and actually get some sleep on the plane, which means the jet lag was much easier to deal with.
This week I’ve run outside, enjoyed the gloroiusness that is the United States (seriously I freaking love this country) and braced for the BFF reunion that happens TOMORROW with these two lovelies.

On training: no freaking idea what’s going to happen Sunday. I played this marathon SkinnyRunner style and didn’t have a plan–I just sort of ran. I peaked at 51 miles with a long run of 22.5, did some hills, some mile repeats, some 800s…but they were all on a treadmill…so who knows if they were worth anything. Frankly, getting to spend 26.2 miles with my best friends is so head-and-shoulders more important to me than a PR right now that I’m just not concerned with time–living on the other side of the world has definitely changed my perspective. (That being said, I think we’ll put up something respectable this weekend…but we’re doing it together. And I’m SO excited about that).

Ummm, here’s some photos that were already on my computer because I’m afraid to sync my iPhone (aka the glorified iPod these days) or any of my other devices because I sort of accidentally deleted my iTunes library in trying to back it up. (I’m not the brightest when it comes to electronics). Luckily, Mr. Engineer has a backup of my library laying around back in PNG. This? Is why you shack up with an electrical engineer. They just think of this stuff.

So anyways, photos!

On top of Sydney!

super cool view from a lounge in Sydney, Blu.

night at the symphony bathroom self portrait! heh.

on the way to the bridge climb. to say I was scared out of my gd mind is an understatement.

I was getting my hair done and he showed up back at the hotel with these. love him.

vacation treat : )

harbour cruise! with wind!

some fountain. and a hat because I really dig not washing my hair. (it's trendy, so it's ok).

Well there’s some random for you. I wrapped up my work in our Houston office today and fly to Philly at noon tomorrow where the most amazing weekend ever will ensue.

Catch ya on Eastern Standard Time!

6 Responses to “So I’m Running a Marathon this Weekend, huh?”


  1. 1 Heather C November 18, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Hello! SO excited for you gals and your Philly adventure – kill it out there, however you want to!🙂

    Whats in that Chanel bag, hmm? Fancy.

  2. 2 Katie November 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

    This deserves a “squee!’ See ya tomorrow!

    • 4 Kwame November 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

      If you’re up to the challenge of rindig Goliath in it’s entirety with your eyes open sometime soon, please invite me. I absolutely LOVE rollercoasters. My favorite is the Superman, followed closely by the Batman. I used to like the Ninja, until neck-jolting became too much to bear. There are just so, so many great rides at Six Flags, and it’s been way too long since I’ve been. I never even heard of the Goliath before. It sounds incredible. I would love to try it.

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  4. 6 Fitri November 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Hello Ms. Pearson,My mother fodrerwad your wonderful article via post since she lives on the west coast and I on the east. Having journalists in the family, I know they have matter-of-fact ways of looking at, or deciphering, material. Might I suggest that some phobia causes will never be known by conventional methods, meaning inborn as memories from earlier times and places: previous lifetimes. Two cases in point: though I grew up in San Francisco, from childhood knew I could never jump into a pile of hay because I would be impaled on a pitchfork. Silly fear. Or also from childhood an immense fear of Europe, knowing full well there were many beautiful places. I eventually overcame this fear via a number of events, one of which included needing to see a medical doctor in Germany. This fear had direct ties to the last lifetime in WWII.This information might push the limits of your own personal beliefs, whereas none of this can be corroborated by scientific modalities. In the eyes of many this seems preposterous, perhaps coming from an unstable mind. It’s something that once experienced doubt is removed.Past lives play an important part in our journey here and often, when recognized, help heal what to our present senses makes no darned sense.I am not writing to cause you to personally make any changes. I am only suggesting possibility for fears as sometimes stemming from past lives. I have never subscribed to any mind-altering substances and have both feet planted firmly. Possibility is all I suggest.Thank you for your time.


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