I still have my job. Rumor has it that more cuts are coming, but I’m in the clear – at least for now.
However, I’ve taken on an assignment writing running tips at BODiBEAT Blog! My first post is here – please check it out, leave your comments, and make me the most popular writer on the site :) My second post should be coming out soon – I’ll be sure to link to it when it goes live.
In other news, I’ve now completed 10 marathons, and haven’t lost a toenail. Upon returning home from marathon #10, I accidentally kicked my suitcase while unpacking and stubbed my pinky toe really hard. The entire nailbed is purple, and it hurts to wear closed-toed shoes. It figures that I’d injure myself during the non-running part of my marathon trip!
For all those who questioned it, yes, I did run a 4:32 (actually, 4:31 chip time) while falling asleep in the middle. I suppose that should make me happy, but it’s kind of frustrating to think how well I could have done had I been well-rested! Here’s a picture of poor sad me a few minutes after I woke up on the course:
I looked peppier and better after finishing:
I’ve still been a bit tired the last day or two, though not nearly as much as last week, so I’m using a two hour stint on the elliptical tonight while watching Biggest Loser to be my barometer for if anything is actually wrong or if it was just stress.
If all systems are a go, I’m thinking of doing the Rehoboth Beach Running Company Seaside Marathon this Saturday in Delaware. Otherwise, the next one I have planned is the Atlanta Marathon next Thursday. Either way, it won’t be long till I’m back out pounding the pavement! I’m just glad I’m using that phrase to refer to running a marathon instead of trudging up and down the streets of the financial district getting discouraged that no company is hiring.