Last weekend we piled into the car for yet another trip to our favorite city, Cincinnati! This time we had goals (besides drinking great beer): running the Flying Pig Marathon. This is one that we have been thinking about doing for awhile now, but our schedules never worked out. This year, it was Cinci or bust.
Back in 1992 I took a class in school that I guess you could call accounting/IT. It was a weird mix of learning how to manage finances and use a computer, but not at the same time. During the final there was a bonus question on the last page that read, “What is the Internet, and how will it change the future?”
Guys, I was a little bit of an over achiever back then and this question made me break out into a cold sweat. I didn’t know the answer. I literally had no clue what the internet even was. Fast forward to today where all I do is look at a computer all day.
Back then “tech neck” certainly wasn’t a problem, but lately it’s been taking over my life. I have taken a couple steps towards getting some relief from this ailment that I thought I would share. I know for a fact a lot of you are having the same issue. (Side note: Has the term tech neck made it into the dictionary yet?) Continue reading
Remember when I told you that I was training for the Flying Pig Marathon? Well, part of my training involves running a half marathon a month or so before that so I know that I at least can get a fairly good race day pace. It may not help much, but it helps mentally give me an idea of what needs to happen the last few weeks before it’s go time.
This year, Mark and I drove to Lexington to Run the Bluegrass, which takes place at Keeneland, a classy venue for horse racing. We stayed with my best buddy and partner in crime, Brooke, who recently moved to Lexington. Running, beer, Brooke, food, and Lexington? My friends, these are all ingredients that make an epic weekend.
Training for long distance racing is a big job. Long hours of pushing your body further and faster, not to mention the drive, ambition, stamina, and pure FOCUS you need to have on your end goal. In addition to all that? It’s pretty addictive. Once a person starts, they usually become pretty obsessed with it. It’s all they think about: the thrill of race day is a high like no other. And to those of us that don’t partake? Well, we think they are just crazy people.
I know all these things because I am part of the lesser known group of people that support one of these crazies. I say that in the most affectionate way imaginable, but I do think my husband is a little crazy. A lot of people have asked me over the years how I deal with him being gone for long hours while training, and how I handle his brutal schedule. I’m not going to lie, with 2 kids and busy lives, it’s not always easy.