As I catch up on my running
1. Quite a few people are a little beat up and battling injuries after a long summer. Here's to Dances with Dirt, Non-runner Nancy, Doug, and Jess getting better! Okay, so Jess's "injury" was self-induced from Tequila provided by an illegal immigrant at a Halloween party. A different kind of battle, but a battle all the same.
2. Quite a few people are beginning to post schedules for next year. I can't believe it's already getting to be that time, but it is! And I can't deny I've been thinking about what next year holds. I ran more events this year than I have in the past...combined. I topped off at 3 marathons, 1 half, 1 31 miler, 1 27 miler still coming, and a bunch of smaller events. What a year! To think I made it through, for the most part, injury free is pretty exciting. However, for the first time I didn't PR in the marathon, and that kinda sucks. I had the energy to do it, but mother nature did not cooperate. As for next year...I see 2 or three marathons in my future (DEFINITELY CHICAGO, I'VE GOT UNFINISHED BUSINESS THERE) and also the Fall 50 again--it was THAT awesome. As for which marathons? Good question...but they all appear "On My Radar" below on the right. It's just a matter of getting Ellie on board for some of them. Fingers crossed.