Chippewa 50k is back on, apparently...which means it's back on my schedule as well. This probably means the Navarino 26.2 won't happen this year for me (it's the following weekend) in all likelihood, and I'm sure a lot of the familiar faces won't be at Chippewa either (they'll be at Zumbro), but I really want another photo as a race reward, so I'm thinking I'll be there! It may be a "camping" trip at the Chippewa Moraine parking lot in the Suburban...and we'll see what happens with the weather--Early April can be a tricky time of year.
What's also official is that a marathon is coming to Elkhart Lake, along with a bunch of other events in what will be a great weekend! I would love to break 3 hours at that run, but after seeing the course map, I'm not sure it's possible because the RD has included several gut buster hills on the course. Then again, with a couple hilly 50k's in my future, anything's possible!
I'm also considering the Ice Age 50K (why not, right?) this spring...pending spousal approval. It would be a great chance to see a bunch of friends--both local and from blogger world--and it would set up a pretty epic spring for me:
February -- Run Toto Run 50k
March -- Trailbreaker Marathon (still no website)
April -- Chippewa 50k
May -- Ice Age 50k
May -- Great Midwest Marathon
I'm afraid to tell my family about this schedule--they already think I'm nuts. Ellie's is pretty much on board, as she's seen first hand the difference in me with and without running. The only caveat from her is that my schedule can't interfere with our Bradley Class schedule, and so far I'm good to go!
Speaking of Ellie and the Lil' Giebler, things have continued to go great! Last week was our ultrasound appointment, and based on Lil' G's size, we're looking at mid May--I'm not giving the specific date as we've got a pretty big "guess the arrival date" contest going on at my office. We're also not finding out the gender...that'll be a surprise too. Ellie's belly button has completely flattened out and she's feeling the baby's acrobatics more and more...what an absolute treasure this time is!
I also spent last week in Winter Park, CO having a blast skiing! A friend took a killer spill into about 4 feet of powder...
...and I had a blast skiing terrain way above my ability level...