Friday, September 29, 2006

Long Time No See--Me

I'm going to attempt to catch everyone up to the present, and then I'll expand on a few events later with pictures.


A week after getting back from Hawaii, I ran in one of the toughest races in Utah--the Wasatch Back Relay, a 173 mile race through the mountains from Logan to Park City. I was on a team of 12 runners. Each of us ran three legs, or around 15 miles total. The race goes 24 hours, so the lack of sleep definitely plays a part. It was grueling at the time, but I can't wait to run again next year when I'm in better shape.


I continued running and completed the Deseret News Marathon at the end of July, my first marathon. Again, I had not trained as much as I should have, and this was an extremely painful experience. If I ever run another one, it will only be after properly training.


I ran in two more races this month, the Highland Days 5K and the Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon. I started to develop knee pain, likely from the marathon, but my times continued to improve.


I ran in 4 races this month, most while enduring a great deal of pain from my knee: Swiss Days 10K in Midway, 8K Downhill Dash & BBQ Bash in Alta, The Utah Marathon Relay at Thanksgiving Point, and Daybreak 5K in South Jordan. Despite the pain, my times continued to get better, however I have stopped running and am doing physical therapy on my knee this winter so I can be ready for more races in the Spring.

Meanwhile, my sister Mary ( and roommate) will be getting married in November.

I booked a flight to Japan for an end of the year vacation. I'll be staying with my friend Derek. I can't wait to explore Tokyo.

That brings us to the present. I'll do my best to post more often.