Thursday, January 31, 2008

Such a slacker... kind of.

So I've been slacking in my blog writing, but with good reason, and now I have to play quick and random catch-up.

I haven't been allowed to run so I've been feeling pretty worthless. I went back to Dr. Bakman and got the okay to run, so now I can at least post about that. I have NO idea how I'm going be ready for the LA marathon, but I'm going to try. Hopefully my knee problem is "cured", but we'll see :)

In other news, I have actually been super busy. I'm taking 3 classes this semester towards my Master's degree in Special Ed. while finishing my research and beginning to write my thesis. I registered to begin my Master's degree in Administration in March.

I'm excited about going on a day trip to Mexico in March with Corazon de Vida.
It's an organization that helps orphaned children in Mexico, and part of that includes day trips every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. I'm going down there to visit the El Faro orphanage, and I can't wait! I think it's going to be a very rewarding experience :)

My 1st triathlon is in April, and I just got new tires for my el cheapo bike. I went on a bike ride and then tried to run a little, but my legs felt like jell-o, so I think I'm going to have to work on the bike-run brick.

I'm pretty much signed up for the Shadow of the Giants 50K in May, which would be my 1st ultra. Hopefully I'll be both "cured" and "in shape" for it because I'd really like to do well.

I'm psyched about Greece in November. We've picked dates, now we have to buy plane tickets and get some plans together with a marathon travel company. I can't even explain how excited I am!!!!!

BUT right now I'm sick. I feel like crap. I took a 1/2 day on Tuesday and came home and slept. Even if I was allowed to run, I haven't really done anything all week. I'm pretty sure I'm going to run on Saturday or Sunday (if the weather doesn't totally suck again) and I'm a little nervous, but we'll see.


Amanda Watson said...

A triathlon!! YAY!! I'm still planning on doing one in August. Are you doing sprint or Olympic? Biking and then running is the worst. A suggestion: Practice on a track. Ride your bike twice around and then run twice around- or whatever distance works for you. You can build up from there but it at least gets your legs used to it a little.

Also, I don't know how you are with swimming, but there are lots of great swimming technique videos online... that's how I learned... doggy paddle to freestyle in one hour... haha.

Let me know how your training is going. Mine is OK... but the race isn't until August, so it's a little hard to be motivated.

e-rod said...

hey, i just posted a trip i did with corazon de vida, too. haha. i've actually been involved with them for about 6 years now. glad to know i have a like-minded running partner. :)