this and that

29 Jul

i took a blogging hiatus. it wasn’t intentional. but i didn’t really feel like blogging. and then my husband started asking me every day when i was going to update my blog. and then other people started asking and well, i guess i just needed a reason. and what better reason than a new baby! my friend mere just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, precious little boy this morning. keep her in your thoughts for a speedy recovery and lots of rest.

i signed up for the disney princess half marathon. i’m pretty psyched. i fully plan on running this event in a tutu. seriously. i had trained for the wine and dine relay in october but when i tried to sign up a few weeks ago it was full. i was so depressed that i signed up for the princess half (in february) the next week. i’m trying to keep on track with my training plan and running a 15K on the day i was supposed to do wine and dine and then toying with running the kiawah half in december. we’ll see. 7 miler on sunday. wahoo!

alex is also doing very well with his training. it’s been great seeing how excited he gets when he hits a new milestone in training or has a great ride. he has a triathlon this week in greenville so please wish him luck and hope we does well in the clydesdale division.

speaking of running, i’ve had some pretty run fun experiences lately. two weeks ago i ran on the charles in boston. this week i’ve run by the big national monuments in dc. this is when i really love traveling. nervous about half marathon training in the winter but it can’t be worse than running in 100% humidity.

we got a new puppy! specifically new to us. he’s three years old, a cavalier like chloe (except he’s blenheim aka butterscotch and white) and his name is conner. we’ve had him for three weeks and he’s doing great. he and chloe have even played together a few times which i’m super excited about. they’re going to be great together.

i’m doing a lot of traveling for work. i know it probably seems like i’m always on the road but i got a bit spoiled the first half of the year. i’m on week 7 of a 9 week stretch of getting on at least one plane ride per week. phoenix and ft. lauderdale the next two weeks and then (hopefully) i’ll be home a week before another big travel stretch.

speaking of traveling for work, keep your fingers crossed that a big international trip works out for me. it’s been on the radar for a while and it didn’t look like it was going to happen but there is a miniscule chance it may now. praying for that outside chance. 🙂 as is i’ll be spending a fair amount of the latter half of the year in la so if all else fails i get to spend more time running outdoors.

scouts honor i’ll be back with photos. of new puppy baby conner. of summer so fair. of life. i’m pledging 3 posts a week in august. it’s public now so i’m accountable. 🙂

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2 Responses to “this and that”

  1. Rosemary July 30, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    Glad you’re back! I missed you!

  2. Mom August 2, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    I am very glad you are back blogging…I love your writing style and I love hearing what you are up to! Conner is a cutie…he is going to fit right in to your family. Of course, Chloe will always be the Princess.

    It was great to see you both…all four of you…love you bunches. mom

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