We made it!!!! In case your new or missed it….we just moved from Iowa to Maryland! We actually got here on Friday and have been unpacking since :)! The unpacking is going great except the only thing we cannot find are the screws to my treadmill!!!!! 🙁
We got our internet finally figured out yesterday though. Let me just say that for two people who are not fluent in computer…it was a project. We decided to get our own modem and router and figure it out…hours later we finally got it!
We love it here! It is such a pretty area and we love the people we have met and our church! I know you are going to be so excited because someone made me the BEST loaf of cinnamon zucchini bread and as soon as she gives me the recipe I am going to share it and make 5 more loaves :)!
We really did not have any trouble getting here even with all this crazy weather. We broke it up into 3 smaller trips and visited some friends along the way so that was a blast. Trip 1 was Iowa to IL. We did a Bulls game while in IL! Tripe 2 was IL to Ohio and trip 3 was Ohio to Maryland!
Speaking of weather…this is getting a bit crazy! On Sunday we had 54 degrees, than Monday 5 inches of snow, than last night freezing rain! I saw this and loved it :)!
I will say this about where I am living and the running routes that I have gone on so far…..HILLY! It is giving my legs a killer workout! Iowa can be hilly too….but they are more gradual and I had routes that did not really have them. Here they are straight up and I have yet to find a route that does not have several of them!
As far as running goes….with moving and all this crazy weather it has been hard! I have done my best to get my runs in…but have not done any “race training”. I think I am going to take my own advice to help get me motivated and sign up for a race! I am just going back and forth whether to do the 1/2 or full. I am looking at the Garden Spot Village Marathon in Lancaster, PA. It looks beautiful and like a ton of fun!
I also love the ROAD APPLE AWARD that you get if you run that race and another 1/2 in the fall. I know that if I go for the full I will not have the racing fitness that I would like to have going into it….but I am not sure that I care :). I may just go for it knowing it might not be my fastest race and look at it as a fun race. I am competitive when it comes to races so I will definitely be going for “my best”…I just know that I am not in the shape I was in for the marathon I did in October. I have until the end of this month to decide so I think I will try a long run and see what I think after that :)! It would be easier to get a long run in if the weather would cooperate a little :)!
I will leave you with a few pictures from my first runs in Maryland!!!!!!!!! (just iphone pics)
What is the weather doing by you? Is it making it hard for you to get your runs in?