Da doo run run run
Keep those music suggestions coming!
I've been thinking about my race schedule for the upcoming several months. I think I've been persuaded to drop the Seattle marathon and do the half instead; I have several friends who are at least thinking of doing the half, so assuming at least some of them come through (I'm looking at you, Ben and Chad!), it might be more fun to race that one myself. I'm really sad to miss Hood to Coast this year -- I'm hoping I can find some team to join up with next time around. Beyond that I'm not sure. I have vague ideas of doing the Vancouver marathon in May, but it's a long time between now and May. I need to find some other races to fill the time. Erin and I are talking about doing a race together sometime next year, maybe a half-marathon. In training for her first triathlon (race is next week!) she's been smitten by the running bug. So we need to figure out a good race to organize a weekend around.
In general I need more running partners, preferably ones who are close to my speed, live in my neighborhood, and are willing to run in the morning before work. Not that I'm picky or anything. Almost everyone I know is appreciably faster or slower than I am, which is good for the occasional speed workout/recovery run but isn't so great for every day. Not that I'd want to run with someone every day. I enjoy the solitude and quiet of running alone, especially early in the morning.
In other news, Darren and Kalyani are arriving this afternoon for a little over a week in Seattle and environs. We've been trying to think of good things to do with the weekend. La Carta de Oaxaca is definitely on the list, but it turns out that they may want to do stuff other than eat.