Monday, March 14, 2011

The Ides of March

Alright, so it's not yet March 15 here in my corner of the Midwest, but I'm not blogging tomorrow (and since when do I blog on a regular basis anyway?). So I figured it would be appropriate to post it here.

(And by reading up on the Ides of March, I found out that the Rome Hash House Harriers celebrate it with a run. See, there IS a connection between Julius Caesar's assassination and running somewhere...)

Switching gears, my running has been coming along OK. Well, OK is too understated. I think it's been pretty darned GREAT. I like taking it easy on most days, and saving the hard work and exertion for tempo workouts. It's been working beautifully so far. I was doing Jack Daniels' Red Intermediate Plan for the past 2 months, but switched to half marathon training mode this week. I needed a specific program that will move me closer to my goal time (2 hours). And I got one via Runners World, hehehehe. We'll see how I do on it.

Oh, and last Saturday, I ran part of my goal half marathon's course. Did an easy 5 miler, and I started slow, and ended with a fast finish. Felt FANTASTIC. As much as road running and racing are fun, I think the trails that I've done recently have really flipped a switch in me. As in, I'm feeling more fluid and at ease when I'm running.

On the other hand, that could all very well be due to the fact that I've dropped 5 lbs. Losing flubber helps. :P

Friday, March 4, 2011

Moving Right Along

I thought I had posted it here, but I guess not. Anyway, DH and I found out where we will be headed to next. It is the Land of the Rising Sun... Otherwise known as Japan.

DH got his 3-year assignment about a month ago. We will relocate there by the end of this July. I'm incredibly thrilled, excited, and at the same time, feel bittersweet because I'll be far away from my family. Especially my mom, who is facing a myriad amount of health problems as of this writing. So that's going to be quite hard for me. But I am also looking forward to the challenges that this will bring.