I’ve been MIA from the blog scene this past week. It’s been a whirlwind of family, work and holiday busyness. I went back to Chicago this past weekend to visit family. I was able to make my rounds and see just about everybody. Here’s a recap in pictures:
I had such a fantastic time at home visiting with my wonderfully crazy, fun family. I wasn’t quite ready to say good-bye to everyone. Only my family comprehends my strangeness and they’re the only people I know that are equally as nuts as I am. They don’t fully understand why I eat pizza without cheese or why I run if it gives me nasty feet and injuries, but they get the jyst of my oddness. We are one lovingly goofy, raucous bunch and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I arrived back in San Diego on Tuesday. Ang picked me up from the airport, we went home to dump my bags and then off for a late night run. It was strange going from one degree weather straight to running in a tank-top. Polar opposites, the midwest and the west coast.
All is well on the marathon training front. I have been running pain-free and feeling fabulous. I am continually inspired by all of you that run and write out there. The blogosphere is where I turn whenever I need a little inspiration. I have a 5 mile, super HILLY race on Saturday, put on by Anne followed by my first ever 20 miler on Sunday. I am practicing with gels and vitalyte. Hopefully this time nothing I bring is expired.