|Me, Heather, and Jen - sweat T-shirt contest winners!|
I still need to order this photo...
Flying Pig was a really good time. I'd love to run that race again, someday. That was my first time in Cincinnati and I really liked the city. I encountered not a single unfriendly person in the entire place. The downtown was easy to navigate from our hotel and there were plenty of places in walking distance to find food and adult beverages. Heather and I road-tripped from MI and had easy driving both ways (aside from my car's A/C crapping out for much of the trip to OH...stupid, quirky Mazda 3).
Next year the ladies of RunningAHEAD.com are planning to run the Go! St. Louis marathon/HM in early April.
In cycling news: our JDRF training season is well underway. Our team rides have worked up to 40ish mile distance. Yesterday I also gutted-out 70 miles in bare minimum preparation (I am not nearly at the sort of mileage I was at this time a year ago) for the Allegrina 100 charity century in 2 weeks. The "A 100" raises funds for a scholarship benefitting non-traditional students at Grand Valley State University. I am really happy to participate in this event, as I myself was a non-traditional student at GVSU.
If my riding mileage is poor, my JDRF fundraising is sort of abysmal. We'll be in Tahoe in 3 months and I've raised <10% of my $4k goal. I am under contract to have raised $750 towards my goal by 90 days out from ride day and could potentially be removed from the program if I don't raise my minimum FAST! Can you help a girl out?! The bulk of my fundraising $s won't be coming in until later in the Summer. I still need to organize my bowling FUNdraiser and I'll be receiving a portion of the proceeds from ODRAM.
Speaking of ODRAM, if you'd like to join us in riding across MI in a single day, check out our website, our Facebook page, and our new Facebook group. The group is a really nice way to get to know other riders, find out more about the ride from seasoned riders, and find others to pedal with on ride day or share transportation.
|12 miles on curvy single-track...and I didn't even fall once!|