Friday, January 15, 2010

Snowboarding in Tahoe = ING Georgia Half Marathon for Me

M has a friend Josh who doesn’t do anything on a small scale. The two of them have been friends since childhood. Josh was a groomsman in our wedding, and M is going to be one is his. It didn’t come as a surprise to me that his Bachelor party would be something over the top. FIFTEEN of his friends will be flying out from NY with him. That’s just the kind of guy he is, people seem to flock to him.

A WEEK of snowboarding (and partying) in Lake Tahoe, emphasis on the snowboarding. Right up until he left, M kept asking me if it was ok to be going. I’m not too concerned about the bachelor party antics because:

A) It’s laidback Tahoe, NOT Vegas
B) M is all about the snowboarding and doesn’t get the opportunity very often
C) I trust M, and he’s got a good head on his shoulders

He didn’t have to pay for a plane ticket, and a hotel room split a few ways isn’t expensive. He left a couple days early to do some backcountry snowboarding with another pilot friend of his, then he’s meeting up with the rest of the group when they fly in on Saturday. He’s only staying for a few days, not the whole week.

Not only am I okay with him going, I highly encouraged it. M doesn't get out much with his friends. Plus, he owes me one now.

Since he bid around having off for the bachelor party, it means I won't get to run the half marathon this weekend I was so hoping to do. I'm pretty bummed and he knows it. I searched active.com, but couldn't find anything that will work next month either. Looks like my next race will definitely be the Georgia ING Half-Marathon. I officially registered for today. Something definite to focus on.

Note the new sidebar ticker :)

6 comments:

  1. The ticker doesn't seem to be working, is it working when you look at it?

    CJ

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  2. Its awesome that you run.
    I am looking forward to more about this part of your life. I tried getting into it last summer because I was walking 5k a day and wanted to up my fitness. All I ended up with each time I ran was excruciating shin splints that would last weeks and weeks...

    Direct me to to a post if you have one for the beginning runner pls!!!

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  3. I had several marathons under my belt prior to getting pregnant, and oh man, it was like starting from scratch again after I had my baby. She's almost a year old, and while I've seen a lot of improvement, I'm still not quite former self yet. Aren't we always a work in progress though? :) At least once a week I try to blog about it.

    I've never tried it, but I know many people have had success getting into running using the Couch to 5k program. http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

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  4. That might be my next race too. :) I am definitely doing the ING half but might do a 10k before that to get a good time for the Peachtree.

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  5. That might be my next race too. :) I am definitely doing the ING half but might do a 10k before that to get a good time for the Peachtree.

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