Wow! Thank you all for the amazing outpouring of support. I was particularly surprised to learn that I was in good company: a lot of people who started blogging at the same time as me came out of the woodwork.
In particular, I discovered that Jess from Pieces of Me had gone AWOL for months… and made her return just three days before I did. After posting a comment on her blog about it, she replied with, “Ahhh, the big question, what to reveal… what to reveal…”
That is EXACTLY how I feel. I’m unsure how much of my personal life I want to/feel comfortable posting… but I will at least promise to keep you updated on my racing, and hopefully as I get back into blogging, I’ll start opening up about all the other stuff going on too.
On that front, this is my last weekend off from marathoning before the spring push starts, and I’m desperate to get away and go to the Caribbean or somewhere beachy… but I have checked almost every single destination I can think of and it’s all either rainy or under 70 degrees. What the heck? Guess I’ll have to “vacation” in Little Rock, Arkansas in two weeks instead.
Little Rock will be the 50 State Club Reunion Marathon, and and I’m excited to see everyone and share my good news – just 12 marathons to go and I break the record! I’m really excited, and starting to consider plans for some kind of big, dramatic final countdown. While I work on that, I’d encourage you to go check out my list of upcoming races and let me know if I’m coming to your area! I’d particularly love to see people at the Vermont City Marathon (the one that started it all, two years ago! I’ll be pacing again this year) and the Minneapolis Marathon (the one that will end it all, just one week later!). For my fellow NYC running bloggers, I’m also going to host some kind of blowout bash at home after I finish… you will all be invited.
Speaking of NYC, my NYC Marathon Race Report Part 1 is up. I had this written since the night after the race, but never got part 2 fully together so that was my stalling point. Hopefully I’ll do better this time around.