Monday, July 14, 2008

Pemberton 50k, here I come!

I registered for the Pemberton 50k last week, which will be held in McDowell Park in Fountain Hills, AZ (near Phoenix) on February 14th. I'll have plenty of time to get ready for it and I'll be doing the Tucson Marathon in December, so I should be good and ready. I registered early to make sure I got a spot. I was feeling some post-race blues after doing my last 50k, so this made me feel better.
I've also had to work more lately, which isn't great, but I'll take some time off later to make up for it! I had to work over the weekend, so I took Cracker Dog into work with me. Here she is at my desk ready for her next accounting assignment:
I sure do love the Cracker Dog.I've been feeling the need to get out there and 'become one with nature'. Even though I've been doing my desert trail running, I really miss the fact that I haven't gone camping or backpacking in over 2 years! We usually go backpacking each Spring, but with my husband's knee surgery last year and remodeling our 1940's rental this year, it just didn't happen. We usually go to the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. So, I'm super looking forward to the Blue Pants Racing Summer Trail Series in August (less than 3 weeks away!) The two races in that series that are on Mt. Lemmon are a little far for me to drive in the morning, so I'll just camp out and sleep in my truck as I've mentioned before. Can't wait to be among the pines. My spirit needs it! I'll be going to Colorado at the end of August to visit my husband, which will be much needed, too.
My brother Ken and his wife Carol welcomed beautiful baby boy Graham in on Friday. It is their 4th child. I'm proud of him; he is such a good dad. He is my only full brother; I have 3 full sisters, 4 half sisters and 1 half brother. I'm the only one with no kids; my baby sister finally got pregnant 3 months ago after 4 years of trying. I figure with so many nieces and nephews, who needs kids? Plus, when you have such wonderful dogs like Cracker and Dixie (she is in Colorado, though) and Yentyl....
And so many races to run... :)

5 comments:

Sarah said...

If I can run one by then I'm thinking of an AZ race in winter or spring. I can combine it with a visit to the family. We'll see. Hope you stay dry with all those monsoons! I love the way the desert smells after a summer storm. : )

HappyTrails said...

Cracker Dog is sooooo cute!!!

Candy said...

a 50k! Wow! what's it like running in AZ? I remember running in Colorado felt so different on my lungs. It took a while to adjust. (always wanted to try out the dessert though!)

Victoria said...

Your blog makes me want to go running on some desert trails... even though the heat sounds craaaazy!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay for pemberton! i haven't registered yet, but i'm planning on running it. i'll probably register next month, woo hoo!