Well I am doing it….I am biting the bullet and starting a blog! I have been thinking about doing this for a while but with the exciting year I have ahead of me I couldn’t put it off any longer.
I am a new runner and by new I mean I started running last March when things in my life were a bit of a mess. I used running as an escape and a way to clear my head. As the story goes after a few weeks of huffing, puffing and hating it I started to look forward to it. It was really helping me to refocus and get back on track. I haven’t done any crazy distances at this point and I run about a 10 minute mile but I do it 4 times a week (minimum). I really love it!
This year is the year I will do crazy distances, play Maid of Honor in a wedding, complete my MEd and buy a bigger house (maybe). The most obvious theme for this year is that I want to have fun and be happy!
I am training for the Dublin Ireland Marathon that is in October 2012. Ireland is one of my most favorite places I have ever been and I can’t wait to achieve this goal there. PLUS upon finishing I have promised myself a BIG pint of Guinness. It tastes sooo much better in Ireland! During this training I will be doing a bunch of other races with friends and my husband. We will be doing the Ragnar Relay in Cape Cod-another one of my absolute favorite places-with 12 (14 if you count the van drivers) of our friends. 200 mile in 24 hours…why not? I am also a huge fan of mud runs and obstacle races. This year I am doing the Rugged Maniac, Warrior Dash, Run for your Lives, and the Spartan. The Spartan is the one that worries me a bit but my husband has this thing for Spartan Chicks so Spartan here I come!
Being Maid of Honor in a wedding was never on my bucket list. I suppose I figured it would happen at one point or another but I was not prepared for the craziness! Not to mention that my scenario is not quite how I would have anticipated it. I am the MOH in my Mom’s 3rd…yes 3rd, wedding. To say my Mom and I have a strained relationship is the understatement of the year! There is a running joke among my family and friends that I am adopted. So this should be an interesting event.
I am on track to complete my MEd in December of this year!! Yay for being done with HW and school!! I do my courses online which make it easier but man do I hate homework!
My Husband and I are planning to buy a house too! We live in a condo now and we have quickly outgrown it. In addition to running we have both taken up cycling-so our bikes need somewhere to be stored. In New England outdoor storage is generally not the best option and with our condo association rules it isn’t allowed. With a puppy , two cats, two people, two bikes (which may increase to 4…Mountain biking?) and all of the things we require it is a bit cramped. So operation get things in order to buy a house is under way! That’s my puppy!! Such a cute little guy!
That is where we will start for today. 🙂
NE Runner Girl