Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Fantastic Run and Lots of Stuff

Hey hey! I can't believe it's been a week practically since I posted. Things have been crazy! I feel like they aren't going to settle down for a while. Virginia Beach was great this past weekend but man, saying goodbye to Bri (I'm not sure if I'll get to see him while he's in training prior to deployment) was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I don't think I've ever cried that hard! Anyway...

I had a nice run on Friday. Well, it was nice when it was over. I ran five miles in the afternoon sun in VB, and I'm not going to lie, it was difficult. I would much rather run in cool weather. On Saturday our parents came to help us pack up the condo and all of that. Afterwards we had the most amazing nachos I've EVER had. Nachos aren't the healthiest obviously but it was a special treat! Although if the restaurant were in my neck of the woods I'd be in trouble. The nachos had shrimp, crab meat, a little bit of hot sauce, cheese and all of the other standard fixins. AMAZING. Woo.

I got in LATE Monday night after an emotional and tiring nine hour drive. Tonight I am dogsitting for my best friend for the week/weekend. She and her husband have a sweet one year old chocolate lab, Sadie. I love to watch her but I feel so discombobulated. I need to be home and get organized! The Ragnar Relay is in two weeks and that Sunday I have a huge work conference, where I'm putting on three presentations. I guess I'm just a bit overwhelmed and posting will be a bit sporadic (although, when isn't it, hahaha).

I did, however, have an awesome run after work! I headed over to a local park to get in a quick three miles before heading over to take care of Sadie. It was windy and slightly hilly and I wasn't even trying to go fast, but I did! For me at least, ha. I had negative splits for the first time in my life!

Mile 1: 9:58
Mile 2: 9:53
Mile 3: 9:22

Yippee! I totally see a sub-30 5k in my future.

I hope everyone is doing well! What have you been up to?


  1. Hi Katie,
    Welcome back to bloggie world:) I am sorry that you are feeling sad that Bri left for deployment...that must of been tough. Hugs for you from me:)

    Nice job on your runs!! You have the relay coming up in two exciting:) I am looking forward to that race report! Make sure you take lots of pictures:) Take care Katie!

  2. So sorry to hear it was a tough end to the weekend! I am keeping my fingers crossed you WILL get to see Bri during training :) Awesome job on the run!

  3. Congrats on your negtive splits! I am seriously sending you happy vibes. I know what you are going through will make you stronger. I am thinking of you often and sending tons of *hugs*. :)

  4. Oh my. I remember crying like I've never cried before two times:

    1st: when Stephen left for his deployment.

    2nd: when Stephen had to go back to Afghanistan after his 2 week leave.

    It will be hard, but you'll get through it.

    Awesome run!

  5. I'm sorry that it's hard for you right now. Hang in there.