Monday, April 18, 2011

Good news, bad news, and 3 Half-Marathons planned!

I'm still here. I just haven't really had much to say. Well, that's not exactly true. I have a few things to bitch about, but I hate to be a downer ;)  So let's start with the good news:

I'm now back at my old job 3 days a week (Tues, Wed, Thurs). While the driving pretty much sucks (2 hours each way and gas is up to almost $4/gallon!), I have it down to a routine now. And I started listening to audio books on the drive, so that definitely helps! And I'm bringing home the same amount I -WAS- making when I was full-time. Yes, they need me as much as I (currently) need them, and are compensating for it. Yippee!

Looks like I'll be doing 3 (yes that's T-H-R-E-E!!!) Half-Marathons this year! The first one is next month! The SuperHero HM in Morristown, NJ. I'm anxiously awaiting the Wonder Woman costume I ordered a few days ago ;)

The 2nd will be the one I'm already registered for: the ING Rock-n-Roll Philly HM on September 18th, and the 3rd will be the ING Rock-n-Roll Las Vegas HM on December 4th (or is it 5th?). I'm super excited about this one for several reasons!! First, 2 of my Spark friends (and their hubbies) are also going! Anyone else wanna join us?! The more the merrier :)  Second, can we just say VACATION! I haven't had a vacation since my wedding/honeymoon (which also happened to be in Vegas!). I have a comp for a week free at the hotel we stayed at last time, and airfare is super cheap right now too! And while we're at it, let me just mention how much I LOVE bingo at the Plaza! Woohoo!

So now, the bad news, which really isn't all that bad, haha! Anyways, I mentioned previously that I had 2 black toenails from my foot slamming into the front of my shoe during the 10-miler.  Well the big toe on my right foot is really bad. During what was supposed to be my long run last night, it somehow "peeled" halfway up (off) and started slapping against the top of my shoe. I managed to make it just over 6 miles before I couldn't stand it anymore. And I was in my new Mizunos, which I have to mention I HATE, even more than the new Nikes. After wasting about $200, I've learned my lesson and am going back to Ghosts.

Today I wrapped my toe and figured I'd try the long run again. Yes, you can start shaking your head now. Stupid! Although I made it a little farther than yesterday (6.5 miles), by mile 5 my toe was throbbing! I'm sure I made it worse, and now I'm gonna have to take the rest of this week off to let it heal. Good thing I won't have time to run for the next 3 days as it's time for the 15-hour days to begin again.

So that's about it from this end. Hope everyone has a good week and I'll try to check in when I can.


Julie said...

That is great news about your job. And listening to audio books is a good way to kill some time on the drive, I'm sure. Let that toe heal!

Natalie said...

Yes, you really should let that toe heal.
Las Vegas is on the 4th. I guess I should start looking for a hotel.