Back in the Saddle

Thanks guys, for your well-wishes. And Jeneric, you are right; I think I will have a great marathon experience, regardless of my time or whatever life throws at me. I am just too excited for the experience, not to enjoy it! Thanks for reminding me of that.

And, after a week of ill, I am finally feeling better and got back in the saddle and went for a run last night. I managed 25 minutes, and it wasn't as bad as I expected, but I certainly wasn't challenging any land speed records. (Or any underwater or outer-space speed records either, for that matter.) It felt like 6 days of illness had managed to undo 14 weeks of training. However, tomorrow morning I am back with the running group for a long run on my favorite Highline Canal; here's hoping I can still breathe afterward. Then Sunday I am off to Vail for a company retreat for a few days, and will try some at-altitude running to see how that goes. Running amidst the yellow aspens is just too enticing to pass up!

Only 2 weeks to Denver!!!!!!! Gaaahhh, I can't wait!

Happy weekend everybody, and good luck to those of you racing this weekend!


  1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!!

  2. Vail!? Yeah, we have a company retreat there too.

    Glad you're feeling better. The fresh air will do wonders for you, I can feel it.

  3. I'm second? That's like kissing your sister!

    Which naturally leads me to the following question: Is your sister HAWT, sister? Because I'm doing my lip AND tongue exercises right now.

    "Company retreat"? Enough with these anodyne circumlocutions! Say it! You're going away to a Corporate Orgy!

    Will your HAWT sister be there, too?

  4. O, geez, I took so long I actually ended up THIRD.

    Which is like kissing your HAWT brother.

    Okay, fine. It's your sister's loss.

  5. Yeay on the run! Good luck with the group :)

  6. ooh I got a mention, woohoo! How did the run on the canal go? Great would be my guess with the beautiful day we are having. Maybe I'll come hang out at the finish line on race day, if the weather holds. :)