|"We're #1!!!" Well, actually #2 since we came up a little|
short in the World Series ... but I couldn't be more proud
of my hometown team ... the Kansas City Royals
Man, it's been a while since I've posted on the ol' blog. And almost nearly as long since I went for a run. I was originally supposed to run the Indy Monumental Half-Marathon this morning, but "life got in the way" as the saying goes. Most of you know we had a really tough September with the loss of both of Michael's parents. They lived in New Mexico, so there's been a considerable amount of traveling back and forth to wrap up some estate issues.
As our family healed and slowly tried to get back to normal in October ... remarkably my KANSAS CITY ROYALS made a record setting playoff and World Series run. Pretty much every non-resident of Oakland, Anaheim, Baltimore, and San Francisco jumped on the Royals Bandwagon. It was almost like we were America's team for a while. The magic of the 2014 Postseason came just at right time in that somehow it comforted Michael a little, and allowed our family to smile and feel good again. But as crazy as it sounds ... it was exhausting! So many late nights. So much stress, tension, and drama. And so many post-game victory cheeseburgers! (you can find an explanation of the burgers on my Facebook) And as a result, my running took a little hiatus.
So the goal now is just to run here and there to start getting back in shape. I plan on doing quite a bit of cross-training this winter, and hopefully I can build toward a fast first of the year race. But I don't have anything scheduled yet. Michael and I are running the Longview Half-Marathon in a couple weeks. And after the seven miles I struggled through this morning, it might be a challenge. But it's close to our house, and we get a cool jacket, so hopefully I can power through. Hope your running's going well!
... be great today!