So it’s been a while huh? Last I posted I talked about all the races I had coming up and I didn’t even start to get into the races coming up in April. It’s obviously race season in Texas (actually it might be over… it’s starting to warm up down here.)
Let’s start with the races.
2 out of 3 ain’t bad right?
First up was the Rodeo Run. This was my first ever 10k. It happened, it wasn’t good, it wasn’t bad, it just happened. The race was ridiculously late, 9 AM. We had to be in the corrals super early, like 8AM, then we just had to hang out all squished up like sardines until the start time. Guess what happened during this time, instead of being cool and slightly overcast, the sun came out and blasted away any necessity of wearing sleeves and compression socks. Damn Texas, it got hot, I don’t like hot. My final time was 1:06. Not what I was shooting for but I’ll take it.
A couple of weekends later was the Woodlands Half Marathon. I had high hopes of busting out a PR at this race. Long story short, I got a cold and it showed itself at the halfway point of the race. My first half looks so strong and on target, second half death appeared. Oh well, I blew my 10k PR out the water during this race, too bad the finish line wasn’t there.
Then last weekend was the Dallas Rock n Roll half marathon. I really enjoy this race, it’s fun, nice to look at, and my family likes to spectate it. Win, win, win. Well, it didn’t happen for us this year. Why?
This guy had opening day for baseball. I couldn’t take my little Ranger away from getting his team picture done. Plus, Dad is the coach, I couldn’t have Coach not being in the group picture. Family has to come first, and it’s not like I don’t have more races lined up.
(Sidebar: He was the first one on his team to get a hit and get on base during their first game.)
Next up: Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon on April 7th. No PRing at this one, just for a medal. Then I have two more 10ks in April and then I shut it down for the summer. (Technically I have one more thing in May but it’s not a traditional road race.)
What else has been happening?
This lady turned 5.
And I guess technically this lady did too.
I can’t believe my baby is 5 (and Sally, although Sally is looking her 5 years). Next year we start kindergarten and in just a few months we graduate PreK. Also, Mother of the Year award over here, I missed Kindergarten early registration. Whoops.
Other things? Eh, work has settled down, finally. For those of you who don’t know I work in the super demanding, super fast, super exciting world of….. accounting. I’m not a tax accountant so don’t think the tax deadlines mean anything for me. My busiest time is between November and February. It’s finally finally getting back to my normal, I’m so thankful.
Also, I’m doing a little something different with my running lately. I’m super serious about this Chicago marathon and I made the decision to hire a running coach. So far it’s good stuff. I’m liking not having to decide what I’m doing each day and I like the accountability of having to tell someone else whether you did your workout or not (so far I’ve done them all!)
What’s new with you?
P.S. I got my first sunburn of the year while having froyo with the wonderful Rachael. I’m pretty sure that means summer is fast approaching. Also, it means Rach and I win blogger of the year awards because neither one of us ever figures to take a picture. At least we had matching skin burns.