Where to begin?
So much running news!
First and foremost, the latest members of the FRED'S TEAM HONOR ROLL:
and the winner of the "Who Will Put Me Over $1000" contest:
So yes, we are over $1,000, with the total now going to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in honor of my buddy Liam Witt to...
Tell you what -- a prize to the person who puts me over $1500. A PRIZE!! A PRIZE!! Who doesn't love a prize??? Click on this link right here to donate a little cheddar and your chance to win!!
Much older news to get through before the new news, but there is one new bit of new news to announce first --
I am going to start a PODCAST.
Steve Runner and all the amazing folks on the Fdip group are always encouraging folks to start one, so by gum, I'm going to do it this time! I mean it! I've got a lot of good audio footage, and I downloaded a few of the popular editing programs, and as soon as I get a little free time, I'm going to put the first couple of episodes together. It will be mainly running and Fred's Team related, of course. I'll take you out on training runs and Team events, get advice from my coaches, share strategies and tips, and provide interviews with fellow runners, Team members, and other cool people. It should hopefully be good to go in a week or so.
Now, onto the news.
First thing I'd like to tell y'all about is a really good idea started by Tavia K of the Pigtails Flying blog, and that was a meet-up of runners who blog! It was great to not only meet some great new people and hear about their training and races and so on, but to also find out about their blogs:
4:30 or Bust
Adventures of Cowboy Hazel
Marci Runs the Marathon (that's me!)
NYC in 3:10
NYC Running Blog
Races Like a Girl
Run Ansky Run
When I have a few more minutes, I'll add them to the sidebar for easier accessibility. A lot of us want to try to make it a regular event. I hope so! One of the people there was doing two marathons a month (you'll have to read the blogs to find out who!!) She said there's no real running in between. I guess you're always in taper mode. That's got to be strange. I have Teammates who do stuff like that -- the 50 Staters, and a few who can do marathons on the spur of the moment (hmm, it's Saturday, I have nothing to do -- is there a marathon nearby?) I don't know if I can do that. I like the release that running on a regular schedule during the week gives me. As I've said a kazillion times, it's like my yoga. I don't know how I'd feel about running if I did it all in a twice-monthly 26.2 mile push. But I really admire folks who can do that. Almost makes me feel lazy in comparison!
Why did I think I was going to have tons of time to catch you up on everything?
I'll make this a Part One of Two, and continue later today or tomorrow... I promise!!
In the next post:
Rock and Run
my 25th high school reunion (that's right!)
Fred's Team Kickoff
-- and a very special birthday party!!