This is me
messing around diligently working in my office. What's the first thing you notice (besides the weirdness that always comes with taking your own picture)? That's right! I'm wearing a turtleneck sweater on April 29! We had a little front move through starting yesterday, and it was cold today! It didn't get above 50 degrees, and I had to dodge frozen puddles (from the automatic sprinklers everyone couldn't wait to turn on) during my run this morning. Not fun! It's supposed to warm up and be in the 70's by next week, and I have to say I'm looking forward to it.
In better news, I have a new nephew! David Zachary Smith was born today to my sister, Katie, and her husband, Matt, in Milwaukee, weighing 7 lbs, 2 oz. He's super cute, but, unfortunately, I can't figure out how to post a photo from facebook. :( Welcome to the world, David! Can't wait to meet you!
As for running, it's going well. I've been meeting my mileage goals, and my paces are still strangely better than expected. I met with someone at work today who's had experience fund raising by running a marathon. She had a lot of great ideas and things seem to really be coming together. Look for your opportunity to help soon!
Here's a pic from this morning when I finished my run....it's starting to actually get light while I'm running (that's exciting for me). It's weird to think that, during this training period, I'll train through the longest days of the year and then back almost to the shortest day of the year. On second thought, I better not dwell on that too much. I'm trying to find some races to run while I'm training to break up the routine a little bit. If anyone hears of some good ones in the Northern NV/CA area, let me know.