The schedule has officially been made! Training for Chicago starts June 9th, which is frighteningly close considering how little running I’ve done since the Pig.
I think this is going to be a very different training experience for us. First off – the weather. Much as I hated training in the cold, I think training through the summer is going to be very difficult. I’m imagining we are going to have to run in either the really early morning, or late at night once the sun has gone down. Running mid-day through the summer is not going to be pretty, especially on longer runs. Bonus – maybe I’ll get a nice tan?
The other problem is that for me, summer brings packed weekends and a very busy schedule. Never one to turn down anything, looking ahead through my summer calendar there is a concert, weekend trip, wedding, etc. going on almost every weekend. In the winter we had a lot less going on because we were too comfy in our warm house to go out and do anything. It will be interesting to see how we manage to prioritize our long runs on Saturday mornings when it is the last thing we want to do. I think it will be good for us though, keeping with our new lifestyle of more running and less late nights at the bar!
This weekend is my 5 year college reunion. I’m so excited to go back and see all the changes at Denison – I haven’t been there in probably 3 years. I’m also really excited because this is Casey’s first trip to Granville! Denison was such a big part of my life, and I’m excited to finally take Casey there and have him share the experience. Not to mention I get to show him off:) Lindsey and I have joked that we are going to wear our marathon medals to the reunion. Who would have guessed that this chubby girl who partied too much is now a dedicated marathoner? I guess those are kind of changes that 5 years can bring…