to say that i have been delinquent with this blog is an understatement. sorry folks. will a great big OOOPS! suffice? no? okay, then. i understand.
so i left my last post only 9 days before the big 10 mile race that the boy and i had been working our bums off for. we ran it. we survived. i had my rear kicked by my fiance who completed his race in 1:31 - a 9:07 race time. i carried said bruised rear over the finish line at 1:37 - a 9:45 pace. ack! we are very competitive with each other, but how am i supposed to keep up and PASS a 6-foot tall leg monster running a cool 40 seconds faster than me? life is so not fair!
after that race we continued training for The Chicago Distance Classic half marathon. being the total dorkus that i am i wound up getting tendinitis in my left knee, which pretty much dragged my training to a dreadful stand-still 8 weeks before this bad boy was set to take place. Captain LongLegs over here actually made it to the big day, and busted out the 13+ miles in an hour and 56 minutes. Not too shabby, huh? I took his psycho puppy down to the finish line with me that afternoon, and while that critter tried to consume every half-chewed bagel that had been tossed to the ground I completely missed the runner as he took his valiant strides across the finish line. After wandering with the gluten-hyped dog for an hour until I finally found him at home in the shower.
so that's it in racing news for now. some day i'll plan for another but for now i find myself just planning for another 7 months of winter here in chi-town. eep! not fair! do morning runs on ice and now count as an extreme sport?
in other probably non-interesting news, the job hunt is still a job hunt and i remain a contract worker (work i am eternally grateful for) and i am waiting out this economy. ha! at this rate i'll be here forever! little by little i am joined by my undergraduate classmates who are emerging from their graduate school cocoons to find that there are no jobs to be had for them either. i mean, c'mon Workplace. we're a hard-working, smart bunch! what gives? well, they're all welcome into my contract worker life raft in an attempt to stay afloat in the mean time.
i hope they like gluten free food!