Thursday, October 4, 2007

Just blabbing on about nothing

This is my sister and I about a hundred years ago on Halloween.

I can't believe it is already October! Ugh. I love summer so much, and always kinda dread the winter months. I hate to be cold and it makes getting into the pool such a chore! Ugh!

I mention the pool, because I have made a commitment to myself to get back into the pool on a regular basis. Swimming is actually a great sport. I swam on a swim team when I was young, and did very well. I tried to swim at least twice a week all last winter and I did find it quite good for cross training.

Since being sick in September, I have started getting back on the trail. I feel myself getting stronger and it feels so good to be out there again. It is so hard to be away from something that you love so much. I did promise myself to not race again until I am medically given the "okay, you are healthy" sign by my Doctor. I see two specialists at the end of October.

I have two friends that are racing this weekend in the Furnace Creek 508. It is the Worlds premier Ultramarathon bicycle race. This 508 mile race has 35,000 ft. of total elevation gain and traverses Death Valley. My fingers and toes are crossed for Dave Harper and Bill Bradley as they begin this epic journey on Saturday. You can check it out by clicking here. My butt is hurting just thinking about it. Both Dave and Bill are ultra runners and are so tough and driven. I just know they are going to do great.
Well, it is time for me to get my butt down to the pool. I have some swimming to do!! Peace out.

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