- Work has been crazy. Geno and I both coach (separate) middle school cross country teams. We each had practice two days a week and meets two days a week, with no break at all except on Fridays. Thankfully, the season is over, and we now get home at a decent time each day. Coaching is fun, but there are drawbacks: like kids not getting picked up on time....a big pet peeve of mine!
- Last weekend, we competed in a very wet road race (Raccoon Mountain 10K/5K). It was pouring at the start. We knew that it would be raining, but about midway through the race, it was storming. As I was running over the dam, rain pellets were pelting me in the face. It was fun, in a weird sort of way...more like survival than racing! :)
- Geno was the overall winner of the 10K, and I was the Masters' Winner of the 5K. That was my first "official" masters' win, and I couldn't have been more excited.
- We have a trip planned to the Delta in October. I am really looking forward to visiting our friends and family there. We'll also be racing while we're there, which just adds to the fun! I love to see a calendar full of races!!!
- Our shed got broken into (again). The thieves in our area should have some really nice yards, because we have provided them with enough lawnmowers, weedeaters, leaf blowers, and gas cans to keep the area beautified for years!
- The most exciting news of all is that Geno is registered for the Boston Marathon in April of 2014. His qualifying time was over 40 minutes faster than the requirement; therefore, he was able to register on the first day that registration opened. Our flights and room are booked, and I am counting down the days until our trip.
Geno has run Boston five times already, but each race has been memorable in its own way. After the tragedy that happened last year, I think that this year will be even more meaningful. I am so excited that I will be there to support a great city and a great race....not to mention my favorite runner!!!!
from the Firefighter 5K, a few weeks ago in Sweetwater, TN