It’s been a minute since I even remembered I have a blog. Lately I’ve found myself on Instagram and Facebook more because, quite frankly, forming more than a couple of sentences at a time has been beyond me. It’s not that I’m necessarily busier than normal, it’s more that my attention span is spread over more things. The result has been one sentence updates rather than paragraphs, but I’m gonna give this whole runfessions with Marcia a try again.
I must runfess that I am over the moon excited that Marine Corps Marathon is going live! I got in right away because I’m an MCM Diplomat (more on that soon), but I would have converted my deferral to live if I had not. I think this may be the biggest sign to me that life is heading in the right direction. I can’t wait to get back on the race course for my favorite race of the year. (We’ll just pretend that I’m not crazy enough to be doing the 50k as a virtual…)
I must also runfess that, of course, my first live race back will be a relay race – and a beer related one at that. I’ve got a small team together to run the Growler Relay next weekend. What’s better than spending a day with friends running and drinking???
I must runfess that running lately has involved a lot of dodging. Dodging what, you ask? Cicadas. Brood X is here – it happens once every 17 years – and we are literally living in a cicada covered world. They fly, but not very well, so you never know when you might get hit in the head on the run. Certainly adds some adventure to running these days. (And my kid is an entomology student, so there may be a bit of an obsession in our household these days. Walks in the neighborhood seem to have a way of turning into a cicada rescue mission as my family saves them from their poor choices.)
April and May have been a roller coaster ride that I’m ready to take a break from for the summer. We are nearly done with virtual high school – I’ve never been so ready for the end of a school year. My older son is home after a weird but successful year at college. ZOOMA is ramping back up – registration opens next week! I look forward to things settling down for a bit, even though I am not excited that summer weather is coming…