Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What I've Been Up To

I've been MIA, but not because I've been slow. Life has been go go go and I figured I'd catch you all up on what has happened (in chronological order):

I ran the Seneca Creek Greenway "50k" (it was 33 miles). It was nearly all mud and I fell once (shocked it was only once), but I got to run it with some awesome friends and it was a really fun day on some trails! I wish it had been faster, but I don't think it could have run any faster with the conditions. I'm pretty happy with how the day turned out!

I got engaged!!! John proposed on March 24th and we're oh so excited. We don't have much planned, but we know we'd like to be married next spring (April or May) and we definitely will be doing it here in Philly. I have asked my bridesmaids and they've all said yes, but that's about all that we have done. We're just really pumped.

We went to Austin, Texas for a wedding that John was in. It was really fun to go as a recently engaged couple and we had a blast! We elongated our stay past the wedding and were there for 6 delicious days total. We weren't hungry for any of the 6 days because we just kept eating! It was insane, but we had a blast! I think I turned into a taco when I was there and my love of tacos has only gotten stronger. 

I've gone to a lot of concerts. From the Sweetlife Festival this past weekend, Metronomy last night, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos last week, and The Legwarmers a few weekends back, I have been a music fiend. My mama is coming up to Philly to see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings with me on May 30th, too! My music-loving soul is so damn happy.
My girlies and me at Sweetlife
My crazy friends and I ready to see The Legwarmers
I am running the Dirty German 50 Miler this weekend! I haven't run a stand-alone 50 miler before and when I had the chance to interview the race director and run the race, I couldn't pass up on it. If you're curious about the interview, you can find it here.

So that's about it! Pretty fun and exciting stuff has been going and I just feel lucky!!


  1. Hey, you're back! First off, congrats on the shiny new rock and all that comes with it. I've been married for ... counting fingers and toes... almost 18 years now, and it's been awesome. Best of luck to you crazy kids!

    Second, I'm glad you got a chance to check out an uberendurancesports event. Stephan is a great guy who puts on a many really cool events. I'm actually looking at a couple of his famous weather houses on my bookshelf as I type this. Pennypack park is a hidden gem of North Philly, and I miss running there, though I'm not exactly hurting for good running trails now that I'm located in Boulder CO.

    Last, you've got me jonesing for tacos. Gotta find me some fresh avacado...


  2. Appreciate your dedication and the strength that you have got to do all this stuff. I can barely do 20 at the start but I am improving with time and may catch you up soon.