Monday, January 11, 2010

Once a month is totally regular updating, right?

I'll say it again...

Thank goodness for RSS feeds or else I would be posting this into an abyss.

So Seattle is pretty awesome. Still. I just checked and I apparently said the same thing a month ago. But it's true! I've been busy, gallivanting around, doing a lot more skiing than running.

In theory I'm doing the 23k classic race at the Birkie next month. We'll see if that happens. I wanted to do the 23k skate race, but last Wednesday was my first night out skate skiing and I still have a lot to learn. I have a new ski buddy who is much better than me. We are starting to go to these Wednesday night ski outings where you go into the woods in the middle of nowhere and all of a sudden see all these cross country skiers with headlamps. It's good times!

Running... Er, running...

Well, my long runs are 3 miles these days.

My big running plan for the year is....

THE BERLIN MARATHON

September 2010. Me, Lisa, and her mom. And hopefully a lot of beer afterward.

In the meantime, my next distance goal is the Vancouver Half Marathon in May.

And then of course, the relays...

The Canadian Death Race is out this year, unless I can find one more person willing to shell out $350 for a race and who is willing to commit this month.

As for a more laid back relay, based on people's votes, right now it is looking like the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. Pretty standard 12-person 200 miler... Except this:

What makes this Race different from any other event is the fact that at mile 118 your team is going to take the ride of their life aboard Silverwood Theme Park’s Tremors Rollercoaster. Get ready to plunge toward the Earth at over 60 miles per hour when your team arrives at this exchange around midnight.


13 comments:

Rainmaker said...

Canadian Death Race - I still love the name of that on a t-shirt. Glad to see you're enjoying Seattle though, and that the skiing weather is holding up. That's great!

Lisa said...

berlin! berlin! berlin!

Mom and I registered last week. now there's no going back...yikes!

Xenia said...

Belated congrats on completing your PhD! You give me hope. :)

I would totally love to do a relay, but I'm shackled to England for most of the year until I finish my own dissertation. It's cruel, dude.

Good luck at Berlin! If my spring marathon goes well, I was considering running a fall one too. Berlin is on the list, but so are many others. Only time and my wallet will tell...

Wendy said...

Berlin!!!! How exciting!

Glad to hear you're having fun skiing. (It's like x-training for running, right??)

BrianFlash said...

Berlin! Very cool - that is on my list of want-to-do races.

You know however, that it is a fast course and we'll be expecting you to set a PR.

lauren said...

i'm trying to guilt kyle to agree to sign my release to the death race. we'll see if it works. you and joe could try too...

Black Knight said...

Once a month updating is my commitment too. I ran the half in Berlin: very good race through the city and with many shows along the path (bands, clowns, singers ecc.)

願望 said...

great ...........................................................

peter said...

Modern rollercoasters, no good. They shake your brain til you die if they go on long enough.

I never heard of a 23K running race. You want to do that one (15.6 miles?) so you can put a check mark on that unusual distance.

nwgdc said...

Woo Hoo! I ran with you (through a 6 degrees of seperation sort of thing...) at the Psycho Wyco 50K! You're moving up on my blog!

peter said...

You discerned my joke, Danielle. Yes indeed the govt. was closed Monday for a holiday, so we could recover from a week off of work.

Black Knight said...

Berlin marathon! Wonderful. I ran the half there! You will like it I am sure.

sanjeet said...

! How exciting!
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