Yes, I know. It’s been over three months since my last blog post. I’ve been very aware of my blogging absence, but to be honest, I just didn’t have much I wanted to say to the world. My running life and my personal life have both been in a bit of turmoil – some of which I’ll detail below, but some not – but given that I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon TOMORROW I thought it was time that I got my rear in gear and posted something.
First up – changes in my running life: For a multitude of reasons (but one really BIG reason) I’ve had to adjust my goals and my training schedule. There will be no sub-5:00 marathon tomorrow, and in fact, I am expecting to set a PR for slowest marathon ever (and likely slowest pace in any race ever). More on that later. Also, regular readers will remember my posting back in June about the “imaginary friends” that I met through an online forum. Well, (almost) all of those people are still my friends, and to be honest, I appreciate them and their friendship more now than I did then. Due to some unpleasant circumstances that I won’t go into here, I (and almost all of my imaginary friends) are no longer frequenting that forum and have found a new home. Yes, I called it a home, because that’s what it is. It is the brand-new running website “Running of the Ears” and it is a wonderful place for runners, people who love Disney, and especially for people who are both!
Now for the big scoop on my personal life: I can’t really think of a better way to say what I’m going to say other than to just come right out and say it. I’m pregnant! Sixteen weeks pregnant, in fact. And before you ask…my ob/gyn said it’s perfectly fine to run this marathon tomorrow, as long as I slow down a little bit – hence the adjustments to my goals and training schedule. So, okay, wow. Now what? The truth is – I don’t know. I don’t exactly have a great track record with having babies. I’m going to be 40 in January. But you know what? Life is precious, and if God sees fit in his infinite wisdom to bless me with a second child, I’ll be ecstatic. In the meantime, I’ll continue to do what I do and live life and see what happens.
Big changes. Always.