Thursday, August 07, 2008

Crazy Time!

Running like a crazy person (nothing new there :), getting ready for school, and winding up summer. It is Crazy Time! My sister, Linda, was visiting for a few days, so I was able to put reality on hold for awhile. She is always a blast to be around - we laugh constantly - and it was a wonderful way to finish off summer. We are all sad that summer is ending, but the boys are excited to start middle school, and their excitement is infectious. I'm just thankful I don't have to go back to school - the recurring nightmares about it are enough!

Okay, I finally confessed to Scott about my mileage. He is in France, preparing to run Mount Blanc, so I decided it was a good time to lay it on the line. How mad could he be from six time zones away? Besides, I knew he was going to hear about it one way or the other since we are both on the national team. It is much harder to keep secrets from your coach when you are training for the same event :) He took it well, but didn't think it was a good idea. In fact, he thought it was pretty stupid. But he is a very nice guy who does not practice the Bella Karolyi method of coaching. He told me it was up to me and that we would negotiate mileage amounts in the future. I think this was his nice way of saying that the subject is going to come up regularly.

Another fun thing happened: Wright Socks sent me a box of socks! I've been wearing their socks for about 5 years and have only had 1 blister. A friend of mine e-mailed them and they sent me a bunch of socks - how cool is that! I love getting surprise packages!

I'm on my way to check in on everyone. I know a bunch of you are running big races in the next few weeks. I can't wait to read the reports. Also, check out Ronda in the latest issue of Ultrarunning - is that the coolest picture, or what! You rock, Ronda!

Happy running!