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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Snow/Upcoming Races/Thank You/Brain Exchange
1. Yesterday I ran in short sleeves and capris. Today it has been snowing since 7:00 a.m. It has snowed ALL day! The kids at school were in the window half the day watching as if they had never seen snow before. But I must admit that I have not seen it on April 27 so I was watching with them half the time. My colleague who turned 37 today said there has never been snow on her birthday before. It is still snowing and expected to snow through tomorrow night!
2. I am positive quite sure I will do these races the next two weekends. I am looking at a 15K (Champlain Classic) this coming Sunday. I am a little hesitant as I am still lame from the half marathon and wonder if I want to spend half of next week being lame too. But I have never done a 15K (PR, here we come!) and would like to give it a shot. There is a 5K option too if I wimp out change my mind. I am also planning to do the Sunshine Run the following Sat. It is a 5K that is a fundraiser to raise money in honor of a student who died at a local high school last year. The best part is my friend T is going to race them with me because she is sick of not running with me as I race!!! (When she races I drop down a place in my age group but that is okay because I love to race with friends!!!!)
2a. I am also looking at a couple of races this summer that involve traveling. One is in MD. It has a mother/daughter division. Hmm. Who lives near MD that could do this race with me. Actually Em is the one who found it!!! It is the Run for Roses 5K. There is a race in July in Colorado Springs and I hope to be visiting a friend. I really would have liked to do the Garden of the Gods but can't get there then. She has promised me she will run the route with me. The race that I will be there for (I hope) is The Summer Roundup Trail Run 12 K. I have never done a trail run or a 12 K. Can you say PR?
3. I want to give a big shout out to Robin at Running Circles Around the Turtles. I won a magazine subscription from her but she didn't want to make me wait for it to start so she sent me a magazine in the mail! How nice is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Monday's Brain Exchange question from Finishing is Winning is, "Have you told your family and friends about your blog?" "What do they think of it?" Well, as many of you know my daughter and son are in this bloggy world too so they know about it and must think it's just fine! My husband knows about it and is mildly interested. Many of my friends know about it. I have even gotten a few of them to become followers but I have discovered they never read it or never comment. Most aren't interested as they aren't runners. They don't GET IT!