Apparently my blog has been reduced to a coffee break. Oh well, that’s where I am in life right now and I’m just going to own it. I’m joining Deb and Coco for another virtual coffee. Someday I’ll get to have coffee with friends again.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I have a crazy busy fall ahead. In some ways, it feels almost like we are back to normal, but the receipts for new masks in my email inbox pretty much show that to be a lie. I am looking forward to my first (and maybe only) in person race this fall. I’ll be running the 46th Marine Corps Marathon. You can still sign up to join me if you’d like. Heck, you can even sign up to do the races virtually and earn the trifecta coin. I am slower than molasses these days and my longest “run” so far is 10 miles, but I plan to show up on race morning and do everything I can to beat the cutoffs.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m leaving in a few weeks to put on the ZOOMA Cape Cod race. I’m not really excited about flying, but I am excited to be managing an in person race. It won’t be 100% normal as we still need to take COVID precautions, but it will be awesome to be surrounded by runners again. We still have a few spots left if you want to join me there!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m totally in love with my Bowflex bike. I think if I didn’t have a marathon coming up, I’d be more focused on biking than running. I just love that I can get an amazing workout and have nothing hurt. Between the bike and strength training, I feel like I’ve gone back to my pre-kids roots. I only started running to deal with postpartum depression – back when I used to work full time, I hit the gym 5 days a week (it was in my office building) and I only ran once or twice a week. Since the pandemic started, I’ve really built up my home gym and LOVE the results I’m seeing.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m selling my Honda Pilot. We bought it when the younger kid was in travel soccer and I was driving all the people everywhere (it fits 8 adults comfortably) and I kept it because I thought it would be good for taking the kid to college and back. Well, for a variety of reasons, I prefer to rent a car for the trip, so I’m getting rid of it. I am selling it using the Kelly Blue Book Instant Cash offer and in the last 12 hours, I’ve been contacted by 4 dealers begging for my car. Apparently the rumor that it’s a good time to sell used cars is true!
How are you doing? Are you back to racing regularly or are you still a little gun shy? I’m so over virtual races. I’m doing the running, but I can’t be bothered to post pictures or turn in my results. Yeah, I’ve become that person. Thankfully most races give me the cool swag (like the Falmouth coffee mug above) without me having to upload results.
Stay safe, friends!
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