I completely and totally blame December, not myself, for my lack of focus with training, nutrition and blogging. This is one rough month! Between the countless calorie-laden celebrations, millions of presents needing to be purchased and wrapped, the kids being out of school, and the illnesses that have been running rampant in my house, this is the first time in my life I have ever felt so bah-humbuggy!
On the heels of our last successful marathon relay, Big Sur in May, I suggested to my mommy running group that we go for the California International Marathon Relay next, at that time, just 7 months away. As soon as 3 other people said yes, I made it official, registered our team, and we all moved on with our lives.
This was the 3rd marathon relay I have organized and participated in. You would think it would be easy to manage myself plus 3 other people, I mean, it’s no Ragnar, right? A LOT can change in a short period of time and, just as it happened with the the last 2 relays, once we hit a month or so away from this one, the issues starting coming up… one team mate decided to do the Rock n’ Roll half marathon in Las Vegas instead so needed a replacement, and then another team mate wanted to drop as well (I guilted her into staying on though), then there was the whole pre-race-packet-pick-up mania, hotel logistics, pre-race-dinner disagreements, shuttle confusion, on and on… Continue reading
There. I said it.
I have been trying to find the time to sit down and write a blog post for about a week now and now that I finally am, I realize that this little blog o’ mine requires a lot more attention and thoughtfulness than I have been giving it lately! When my life gets crazy busy, as it is right now, the blog takes a back seat and falls to the very bottom of my To Do List- if I can’t find the time to figure out something as simple as my grocery list, how am I going to find the time to write something thoughtful, witty, and insightful? Continue reading