Tuesday, September 8, 2009

10 Year Reunion

I know, it's been a while. Life has been a little crazy these days. Time sure goes fast.

Speaking of time, I spent this past weekend attending our MAC 10 Year Reunion. We were the first MAC Champs in Cross Country at the University in 1999. 3 of us met for dinner Friday night with our coach. It was fittingly at the Spaghetti Warehouse. We sat and chatted for a few hours over our meals. It really felt like I was zapped back in time.

The next day 4 of us "old timers" attended the Akron Home Meet and were part of a nice little recognition. Wow, it was nice to see some old teammates who live out of town. Everyone has kids and seemed to be doing well. Apparently, I'm the only one who is still on the running bandwagon as of now. I guess some of them just came off of having kids though. It was really heartwarming to be around everyone and hear the coaches kind words about us. It seems like it all just happened and all so long ago at the same time. Those years with the team were some of the best and craziest of my life. We were one big dysfunctional family....and it was great!

So anyway, I've been running and keeping steady. The past few weeks have all been 50+ so that is really a good thing. I felt really good that whole time. No great workouts or races, but just some nice runs and mileage. The core work has been excellent as well. I've been doing something every night. Just 10-15 minutes each evening makes a big difference in a short amount of time. I'm just enjoying my time and waiting for my favorite season to cast upon us....FALL!!! I can't wait for the cool temps and the crisp leaves under my feet. I especially can't wait for caramel apples and apple cider.

Happy running to all!!!!