Friday, April 4, 2008

Just catching up...

Where does the time go?! I'm going through a transition period right now - a good one this time. I'm changing jobs and Monday I start at the new place. I've had a ton of work to do to get ready for it, but I'm almost there. Problem is that I wake up every day looking forward to my run, but then get caught up in clients, paperwork and other wrapping-up drama and I realize it's 7pm and my run didn't get done! I've had pretty low milage the past two weeks and my legs are antsy! I've been doing my yoga, because I can do that even when it's dark out, and it really feels great to be able to hold poses longer and feel a deeper stretch. But really, I just want to be out hanging with Gary and Bill the Buffalo!

Last weekend we did a fun thing. Two of my sister's were on the phone with each other - one in Massachusetts and one in Georgia. They were looking for motivation to run and decided to go for a run together in their own states. They called me and we all went out at the same time. It was awesome. We did it for time and later found out two of our other siblings were running within an hour of that same time.

So this weekend, we've made it an official tradition and we are heading out again. No Georgia this time, but we have Florida and possibly Oregon represented so it will be fun. It's a fun motivation to know you're running with all the same people. We are trying to get our Marine Corps cousin T to run with us, because then we can say we run with Marines on the weekend. How cool is that?

Anyway, I'll be starting a commute to Kansas City next week, which is about 100 miles each way. Hopefully that won't last too long, but we'll see. I'm going to see if there's a place around work where I can try to get in lunchtime runs because I need the road!!!

4 comments:

Hayley Eaton said...

Bill the Buffalo, you're too funny. :D

Yay for new awesome jobs and running with the family!! I wish I could've gone out with everyone, but I will absolutely be participating next weekend!! Say hi to Chino and Gary and Bill the Buffalo! :D

Marcy said...

Dang girl you sound really really busy! 100 miles each way?! YIKES! I hope you find time to get those runs in ;-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Whoa, hope the commute is short-lived.

Tracie said...

Let me just say that since you have become a runner and you are more of a runner then me now!!!! You don't know how NOT to run. You will find time to run even if it's not the 10 mile run you want. You will find a way to fit some sort of run in....I promise. It's part of your life...it's just part of your routine...it's what you do, you don't take NO for an answer and honestly, I no longer think you can live without it. Besides how else are you supposed to unwind from a commute like that? I love PT to unwind.