It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted. Life has been super-exciting, but not much has been running-related.
Not to say that I haven’t been running. I have been assisting the head coach of a cross country team, and man, some of those kids are amazing! It’s been a great adventure, but alas, I’m itching to get back to some running for myself.
So, I signed up for my first 50k since August. I have a feeling I’m gonna be a little rusty! My speed has gone up but my mileage has gone waaaay down, so we shall see if my body bounces back.
Before I start posting about my new running adventures, here’s a little snapshot of the cool things that have been happening in other areas of my life.
-I have been student teaching for over two months and I am loving it. I was very nervous about how teaching would turn out since I’m a pretty shy person but it has been a great experience for me. Between teaching and coaching I’ve gained a little confidence and feel like I can actually help kids learn. It has been keeping me busy, but so far it’s been worth every second.
-Tony and I moved to a house.
My parents actually bought it for us. Before you call me a spoiled brat (which would only be half true), they didn’t buy it and give to us. They bought it with us in mind. We are paying rent and utilities, and the hope is that one day we’ll both land jobs in the area and will be able to buy it from my parents. We are really enjoying our newfound space but are a little overwhelmed with how much work goes in to living/owning a home! *Sigh* First world problems huh.
-My dad won the Nobel prize in Chemistry.
While this has little to do with me, it has changed my family forever. I am enormously proud of my father and my mother (who has been a huge reason for my father’s success). My dad is the most hard working and humble person in the world, and he has forever been my role model. There has been such a flurry of activity surrounding him in the recent weeks and it has been surreal the amount of attention he is getting. We will travel to Sweden in December which is going to be an amazing experience.
Between moving, teaching, taking classes, and attending various events, life has been crazy for lack of a more creative word. In fact, I feel speechless half the time because my life has taken a 180 from where I was 6 months ago. All the changes have been overwhelming, but in a good way. And I’m looking forward to getting back to running as a way to manage stress, and reconnect with nature. I could use some grounding.
Since I’ve been blogging less I never take self-photos anymore so I’ll leave you with the one self-pic I’ve taken since my last post.
Wow!! That is awesome about your dad! What a huge honor!! Your new house is super cute too owning a home is quite a bit of work, but totally worth it to have a space of your own. Good luck on your 50k! You motivated me to try a 50k. I’m doing the Cowtown Ultra is Fort Worth, TX in February. Excited and nervous!!
Wow that is so great! Hope the training is going well
Welcome back! Nice to “see” you again. Wow, you’ve had some pretty incredible–and awesome–life changes! Congrats on the new, super cute house, and congrats on your dad winning the Nobel Prize! I’m sure his supportive family made a huge impact in such an accomplishment.
What 50K are you running? I’m tentatively going to run a Fat Ass 50K in December, provided I still have the motivation after my marathon this weekend. And provided I don’t eat myself silly over Thanksgiving!
I’m doing the Crystal Springs 50k in Woodside, CA. It was my first one a year ago and I did it in the summer too. Love it! Do the Fat Ass! It’s a great relaxed way to get into ultra running. And good luck on the marathon. I will have to catch up on your blog soon!