Thursday, March 30, 2017

Do people still blog?

Because apparently I don't.  At least not very often!  The other day one of those memories came up on Facebook and it was from what seemed like a lifetime ago (really only 4 or 5 years ago) and a comment was made "remember when Instagram and twitter and social media didn't really exist and we all just blogged instead?"  Right!  The good old days!  (but I do kinda like Instagram...)

ANYWAY, my blog was looking a little sad since I hadn't updated it for almost 4 months so I decided I'd write an entry.  I'm not ready to give up the good old days just yet, I suppose.

What has happened since I last raced, in Texas, in November?  Not that much.  Or maybe a lot?  That's what happens when you don't blog for 4 months - you forget what happened! So we'll let the pictures from my cell phone tell the story...  :)

On Christmas Day I went mountain biking with John.  It was warm and awesome and I didn't crash (badly).  WIN WIN!

For New Year's we went to Burlington, my first time in Vermont.  And we saw the world's tallest filing cabinet.  Because why not?  :)

I started training "for real" again some time in December or January.  I wasn't very fit.

I went to my first Bruins game!  With John, who is very suspect of selfies.

And I got a new race bike!  She's fast and furious and ready to roll, thanks to my bike mechanic/fitter extraordinaire!

Then I went to Florida for QT2 pro camp.  I got to ride my bike outside in the sun with awesome people.

I had a meltdown (or two) at camp.  I went in unfit and it was hard.  Like REALLY hard.

But there's only one way back to fitness and that's a painful, long road that involves a lot of hard work.  Thankfully I had awesome, fun teammates for 3 weeks to help with this process.

I had my best day of camp on the last day.  We swam long and hard and then ran 18x800.  I stopped thinking and just told myself to stick with Jennie.  So for 9 miles, that's what I did.  Somewhere along the way, I decided that I'm not done with this sport just yet.  It was an important decision.

Then I came home and it snowed in Massachusetts.  Not surprising.  But my fitness was way better than when I left.  Also, not surprising.

And THEN, this past weekend, The Run Formula had a Boston Marathon training camp!  I had a blast with these awesome campers.  They inspired me and made me laugh and they all crushed it.  I want to run the marathon now too.
And that pretty much brings us to the current!  Oh, I ran a half marathon in there somewhere too.  It went well.  I ran fast and then we turned into the wind and I ran slow.  All in all, just about right.  :)  First race of the season is Chattanooga 70.3!  I even went so far as to get plane tickets to TN so this is HAPPENING.  Blog report to follow.  Eventually...  :)


  1. I never pay attention a ton to who blogs and who doesn't. I just pay attention when someone does I guess.

    You did.

    I'll see you when you update again. Whenever that is.

    Take care. :)

  2. I enjoyed your brevity and straightforwardness.