The race season for 2014 is quickly coming to an end. With only two races remaining -- the Space Coast Half Marathon on Nov 30th and the Santa Hustle 5K on Dec 6th - I will end 2014 with over 1,400 miles of running, walking, and biking, and completed 17 races of various distances. So, of course, my mind starts to think ahead. What challenges should I tackle in 2015? What races look fun and interesting? What role will cycling play?
I have been continuing my run training with my coach, and have been doing a lot more cycling as cross-training. So far this year I have run for 711 miles, walked for 59 miles, and biked for 542 miles (70% of those miles were on my new Trek 7.1 FX bike). Total miles of activity in 2014 so far: 1,312. Truth is, I am really enjoying the bike I bought over the summer. I did my first duathlon and really had a fun time of it. A triathlon may be in my future.
Last fall, I got the notice! It was time for my 35th High School
Reunion at Loyola High School, Los Angeles. The date was set for
February 2, 2013. There was really no question regarding my attendance;
of course I was going to be there! In fact, I plan on attending every
reunion I can going forward. This was an amazing experience!
The events of December 14, 2012 were horrific and devastating, leaving 20 innocent young children and 6 caring adults
in its wake. There are plenty of articles online about the details so I
do not see the need to do so here. I am still so very sad, angry,
confused, and filled with questions. How do we respond to something like this?