(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!
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!