Monday, July 11, 2011

where have I been you ask????

Or most likely you haven't noticed that I have been MIA in the bloggy world.....

But I have been home, with my kids.... playing and enjoying the end of summer (School starts Aug 3rd here) I've been running the 10yr old to all sorts of Cheer leading fundraisers and practices.

I have also been dreaming of many things.

#1- My up coming trip (alone) to Utah, to spend a few days with all of my sisters. This is "Sister's retreat" #11, and I haven't missed one yet, and I am not about to miss one now. Shopping, laughing, cards, swimming, hiking, the theater, and LAUGHING... here I come..... well in 2 weeks.
#2- I've been dreaming of buying and wearing one of these adorable skirts in my next marathon. (Oct) You can check out Team Sparkle here. I have heard they are super cute in person but that they look pretty cheap and like they could snag and rip easily. hmmmm.
#3- Dreaming of Winter.... I am so sick of running in the heat and humidity. It slows me down, make me feel sluggish and just plain ole pisses me off. I promise here and now, to NOT complain about running in the snow and cold temps ever again. I always forget how tough it is to train for a marathon in the summer. When it's 70 degrees and 95% humidity at 5:30am for nearly every one of my runs, that's just ridiculous. Oh well... nothing I can do about it, but put my big girls panties on and deal with it. I took this picture just before my 10 miler on Saturday morning. It was 72* and 100% humidity at 5:30 am. This week it's suppose to be even hotter.... 77* at 5am. ugh.
#4- I am dreaming of my 3 fall/winter marathons. Marathon #18 will be in Oct in Louisville. #19 will be in NYC... ya baby, I am running the ING NYC marathon on Nov 6Th. My baby girl made me these notes and paper fan to wish me good luck on my NYC marathon. I must talk about it to much and dream out loud. #20 is in Huntsville, AL... The Rocket City marathon on Dec 10Th. So stinking excited.

The one thing I am not dreaming of lately is turning 34 on the 13Th or running in New running Shoes. Actually, I don't mind getting older, and I realize that 34 is still very young. I love my new Asics, and LOVE LOVE LOVE running in new shoes.

What have you been dreaming of?

What are the temps when you run?

What fall/winter marathons or races do you have planned?

***Stay tuned for my next guest post... written by my gorgeous sister in law.


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am dreaming of a lot of the same things! I have been trying to decide which sparkle skirt to get, I am dreaming of fall, I want new shoes, and I wish I could get together with my sister that lives in Slovenia

Active Headbands said...

I'm dreaming of being stable and having better marathon runs and seeing my best friend/twin sister in 2 weeks.

Marlene said...

Good to hear from you!! SUPER exciting that the sister retreat is coming up!

I hear you on summer running. NOT A FAN!

We get lots of mid to high 80s this time of year and that is way too hot for me, though I know others have it worse.

I have a marathon in Toronto on October 16th!

SupermomE13 said...

I missed you! :)

One of these times you are in Utah I want to meet you and your sister(s). If not we will definitely have to meet in NY!!!!

Love all of your dreams. Awesome!

And the 13th is our anniversary. Great day! I turned 34 in March. Happy Birthday!!!

Julia said...

kinda love this post. and if i do not get to hang out with your gorgeous self in person in 2 weeks...i may just feel extremely SAD. okay...well I will be home in ky soon after that for 3 weeks...but still.

i am dreaming of my fall marathons as well. and as much as I love wearing tank tops and shorts to run...seriously...I actually LIKED running in the freezing utah cold way more than this. I am dreading the whole training in the humidity for 3 weeks thing.

I AM SO EXCITED that you are getting to come visit. love the sister retreat idea...too much fun!

Kara said...

I am with you on missing the winter running! Training for distance events is rough in the summer. Even if I get up early, I'm still running when it's hot!