First off, I just want to thank you guys for your thoughtful advice/opinions about the Screamin’ Snowman 5k/10k snowshoe run this weekend. This is yet another one of the reasons I truly appreciate being able to blog, the free speech, and having friends like you. I feel lucky to be part of a blogging community full of runners who understand what it means to sacrifice, struggle through and try to prevent injury, all with dreams of bigger, exciting races on the horizon.
Ya’ll are right. I should play it safe and be an active spectator for my brother this weekend. My very wise parents and siblings agree, too, so despite my spontaneous desire to want to jump into this race, I’ll hold back. Boston is in 65 days. I’ll keep my eyes on the prize :)
In other running news… How cool is this:
Chris McDougall, Scott Jurek, AND Anton Krupicka all in the same place, holding a panel talking about distance running!!! SOOO COOL. I had plans scheduled to see a musical on that Friday, but we changed them so we can attend this. I loved the book “Born to Run” if you recall when I blogged about it, I even attempted barefoot running for a few weeks because of it. I’m also in love with the Leadville trail races (the big kahoona – 100 miler – being the one Anton won, twice. NBD). Side note: I really want to do the Leadville Heavy Half one day.
Anyways, I’m super excited about this and can’t wait.
Come to think of it, next week is going to rock in general.
– Sunday: my bro’s snowshoe race.
– Monday: Valentines day (not that we’ve got anything big planned, but it’s a nice excuse to show those we love how much we love them).
– Tuesday: Going to see Bill Nye (“the science guy!”) speak here at CU. Who didn’t love him growing up?!
– Wednesday: Going to a political discussion on the current events in Egypt (I dig being a student, and having the opportunity to go to these free events. I try to go to as many current events discussions as possible while I still can).
– Friday: Chris McDougall, Scott Jurek, AND Anton Krupicka!
– Saturday: Going to see Rent (the musical)!
I try to remember to count my blessings every day. Life is good :)