Ugh......I really don't understand what's keeping me from being more frequent with my blog posts. Could it be that it was only 2 weeks ago that my school year came to a close and I'm just not yet into my summer routine? That's what I'm going to blame it on!!!
Week 3 of marathon training was completed this past week, which included a run through Central Park in New York City........what a cool place to run! I look forward to running there the next time I'm back in the city, but now it's time to get ready for running in another new city.......Portland, OR. I'm flying out there tomorrow to join my fellow chorus members to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society's annual Chorus Contest this coming Friday. My chorus (The Sounds Of Concord) are representing the northeastern U.S. against 29 other barbershop choruses from the US, Canada, and the world. While in Portland, I'm running in a 5K race (the C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run for Cancer Awareness and Treatment)
in Hillsboro, OR on Wednesday, as well as banging out training runs the other days. This will make 2 years in a row I've managed to find a race to run while in town for the convention, and it's always a lot of fun to run a race in a "strange" place.
As far as the training runs are concerned, we're staying at the Hilton in downtown Portland, and I'm pretty sure it's not too hard to get from there to the Willamette River, so I'm hoping to find some good riverside running.
Anyway, once I get back on Sunday, I have every intention to report on the week I'll have had, as well as beginning to SERIOUSLY document my marathon training. It's funny.....I think I've tried a few "restarts" on my blog since Boston, but it hasn't been easy. I started this blog to document my training and fundraising efforts leading up to the Boston Marathon, and now that I'm back to just being my regular back-of-the-pack self, I think I need to work at this a bit more than I did in the past. So all I can say now is "talk is cheap"...........enough with the promises.........and I hope you'll all check back in again in a week's time! Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day on Wednesday......hope you all get out there and have some great runs, and I look forward to sharing mine with you soon!
Rock on, my friends.......