Big news! I have been keeping it a secret but I decided on my first marathon. I’ll be doing the DC Rock and Roll Marathon in March!
Some online friends from Spark People were talking about participating in the half. I got this crazy idea to see if there was a full that day too (the Philadelphia one is on a half which I am doing in September). Anyway, there was and registration opened yesterday. So I took the leap! 26.2 miles!!!
In other news… I officially got accepted into Grad School! The school is in Delaware and is a small program but has excellent research opportunities. I want to go but will only be able to do so if I get the funding. I am going to send back my acceptance letter and work it out from there. A little birdie told me I got the funding but I haven’t seen that in writing yet. Let’s hope!!! I will commute from home for the first year and then probably get an apartment for the weekdays after that. Rob has too good of a job to just get up and move.
My day was just excellent yesterday. Work was low key. I got this cute guy while on my lunch break:
He is a tea infuser! The tea leaves go in the bottom part (you can’t see it, he is sitting in a little holder) and he floats in your tea cup. HOW CUTE!!! I can’t wait to try it out! Anyway, after work, I decided I had to go run. I made a promise to my Spark Friends (in my blog there) that I would run yesterday and I did! I cut my 6 miles to 4 because it was so freakin hot. Also, my gate just felt off and my left ankle hurt so I didn’t want to push it. I still got a good sweat in. Rob rode his bike and offered to carry my water for me. He is the best!
I am standing a little funny in that picture. LoL, I don’t know what I was doing. Anyway! We went to a park sort of nearby and ran the 2 mile loop. We saw lots of beautiful animals! The deer were literally 5-10 feet off the “road” (its a road that just runs through the park so no traffic).
I just thought it was cool that the leaf was hanging on a spider web. It looked awesome in person. And the rabbit? Wasn’t scared of me at all. Just sat there as I got closer for pictures. Haha! Love that park! Oh and its mostly shaded so it made my extremely hot run at least a little cooler. Let’s hope its cooler for the weekend when I have my long run!