Between Seasons

Wow, I guess I suck at the whole blog thing lately. It’s been about a month since I posted anything, and though a lot has been going on, I don’t feel I have a whole lot to say about it.

I could report about my awesome trip to Washington DC in which my brute strength was able to keep this giant rock from crushing everyone in sight:

Or how my brother narrowly escaped being crushed by this huge boulder:

Or I could report about my subsequent trip to Door County for which I slacked on my photo documentation and have no photos to share.

But those things seem so long ago, a reminder that summer is coming to an end. Right now we are at the stage between summer and fall, where temperatures are cooler but not yet crisp. I’m sure I am being melodramatic and we will have a scattering of warm days ahead of us before everything turns brown and dies, I just hate when summer comes to an end. It means no more lazy days spent on the boat, and no more hot nights to lounge out on the balcony sipping wine.

There is an upside to all of this, and that is perfect running weather. It is no longer so hot that you actually feel your face pulsating with every step, or your skin scorching out in the sun. I got in a glorious 20 miles yesterday, which I will attribute to the weather. A ton of people showed up for the group run. It was the first time I made it to the weekly group run this year, and I forgot how fun it was. There’s something I love about what seemed like 100 people all getting together at 7am on a Saturday to crank out 20-22 miles. I was in my element.

After the run, I spotted Julia and Krista, and went over to say hi. Hopefully they didn’t think I was a creepy stalker when I walked up and said “Hi, I know you guys!” It’s weird when you only “know” someone through their blog, and then you meet them in person. Their blogs are two of my favorites, and I hope to see them running in the future, and maybe even get to know them a little better “in real life.”

Finally, a shout out to everyone doing Ironman WI today! I wanted to get to Madison to watch, but it wasn’t in the cards. This means I have approximately 24 hours to decide if I am going to sign up for IM WI 2009. I am leaning towards it, but I have a few reservations, namely the $500 entry fee. Oh, and the fact that I would pretty much have to give up my summer next year to train. Details, details…



Filed under Random Thoughts, The run, Triathlon

3 responses to “Between Seasons

  1. Love the rock picture and I had no idea an Ironman cost $500. That is insane….they should pay YOU to do something that ridiculous:) And I agree, the weather was unbeatable yesterday…I can only pray it stays this way for the marathons.

  2. Tim

    I believe I’ve tossed that exact same rock outside of DC:

    Is this at Old Rag?

  3. Yep, that’s the one! Too funny!