This past weekend was obviously hard, no one wants to go to calling hours or a funeral for someone they love and care about. I do want to thank everyone for the comments (as well as emails and texts) after Friday's post, I know you didn't know Ron but thank you for reaching out during a hard time. One good thing that came of Friday & Saturday was seeing some people I haven't seen in a long time, and we all agreed we need to make it a more frequent thing...and for happier reasons. Need to make time for the things that matter, and family/close friends matter way more than anything else.
Time to focus on some happier things... it's a new week and I'm determined to make it a good one.
Some good things going on right now...
Sunday was a really good day, it felt normal and relaxed and just what this girl needed (especially after Friday & Saturday's not so fun events). Slept in, relaxed around the house with John, some shopping & errands, dinner/football, and date night to a musical- not a bad way to end the weekend.
I was really excited for Chicago Marathon Sunday, I knew quite a few people running that I was rooting for. I get just as excited to cheer for marathons (even from afar) as I do to run them. I was so happy to track people and watch as the race progressed- some solid times, and awesome PR's happened. My cousin ran a 4 minute PR (and came SO close to breaking 4...like 40 seconds close), I was so proud! This is the same happy cousin I cheered for at Buffalo 26.2 this year, she's dropped a significant amount off her marathon time this year and I couldn't be happier for her.
After running a whopping 8 miles last week, my body is ready to get back into a groove this week. My legs feel pretty good, and I think I've caught up on my rest for the most part. My Kinvaras are sitting by the door begging me to take them outside and enjoy this fall weather, so today I will kindly oblige.
This coming weekend I am running the Empire State Half Marathon in Syracuse with my sister. We are running the whole race together, it will be her first post-baby race too! I did this race a few years ago and it's a decent out and back, can be really pretty with the fall foliage on a nice day. So fingers crossed we have some good weather to enjoy while getting some miles in together!
I am also running a 5k the following weekend with my sister. It's one of my favorite runs (I've never raced it), and always do it is costume. Pumpkins in the Park, it benefits the youth sports foundation in Rochester (definitely a great cause). My sister and I have done it together a few times, and I think our costume this year will be the best yet!
The countdown is on till NYCM, I'm incredibly excited for a weekend with Heather while we lose our voices cheering for Hollie. It will be a great weekend, I know it's still a few weeks away but doesn't mean I can't get excited. So many awesome people will be the running, going to be nice change of pace getting to play cheerleader and support crew!
I'm going on a little 'health' kick persay, going to go back to logging my food and doing the things that I know I should be doing. I'm excited to make some changes and see where it takes me- both with nutrition and physical training.
What are some good things in your life right now?
Who will be doing a costume race for Halloween?