Saturday, May 9, 2009

Good News 1, Good News 2, Good News 3

I have once again fallen off the blogging wagon, but it was all for 3 good reason.

Good News 1
My family traveled home 2 weeks ago and after months of motivating emails from me and mostly AD four teams of six relay runners completed the Pine Line Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It was the first time in many many years we were all together. We shared an awesome, awesome experience. We only needed to make one substitution from the original roster and everyone completed their leg. I could not have been more excited for my family and as an added bonus we raised over $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (more details to come...I swear).

Good News 2
But I have to move on as time is limited this weekend and I have to finish up the last few pages of my 25+ field experience report because................ that's right, I am done with school AGAIN. I finished my master's degree. Today is commencement and while I am happy to be done I will miss my friends and teachers as we are a really close department. It's obvious that I am typing so I am not at commencement ceremonies. I just didn't care to spend the money on a cap and gown or waste 6 hours of my life wishing I was out running or eating. I don't have a job either. Two degrees, the economy sucks and tons of debt...aahhhh....priceless.

Good News 3
Finally, after months of mishaps the doctors have given me clearance to run again. This will be the end of my third solid week back at running. I am definitely slower, but still faster than when I had my anemia (still amazes me how one little white pill can have that much of an effect). I am however; are you ready for this? 10 lbs up from my race weight!! I know some of it could be muscle (1-2 lbs.) from all the physcial therapy, but lets face it my ass does not have that much muscle!! It's fat, so now as the training volume and intensity increase I am dedicated to whittling my ass off!!!

Oh, and here is a new local running site Cleveland Plays Racing. It looks promising and I believe KP, the woman in charge of the Twilight 8k run (which is a great race) runs this too.

Good luck to all my SERC peeps and anyone else running Cleveland next weekend!! Krazy nutz, I know most of you just did Boston!!!


duchossois said...'ve had a lot going on. Congrats on completing your masters. Glad to hear that you're running again.

Mnowac said...

Wow what a lot of great news! That's so great Beth. Congrats on all fronts.

solarsquirrel said...

CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your Master's! Super impressed. It's a huge accomplishment.