27 June 2014

Whirlwind

This weekend begins the whirlwind that will be my July and August, and I couldn't be more excited. Admittedly, I'm also a little overwhelmed when I look at my calendar, but I focus on the fact that I planned all of this and that I'm really looking forward to it. The schedule looks something like this.

June 27 to 29: Kevin and I will be crewing at Western States for our super fast trail runner friend, Matt. I'm honored and thrilled to be on his crew and keep going through the logistics and planning in my head. Watching Alisyn and Matt plan for his first 100 miler made me realize it's way more complicated than I could have imagined. Look out for Matt and 'Team UMM' (Ultra Miles Matt) #322 in the Western States craziness!

July 1 to 6: Kevin's parents are coming to visit so we'll be playing tourist and enjoying the 4th of July festivities. We're going to the SF Symphony Concert at Shoreline to enjoy music and fireworks for the 4th, and we will be visiting Point Reyes while they are here too. Cap that weekend off with a friend's 30th Birthday 30K + BBQ on Saturday and call it a great weekend! Disclaimer: the faster folks training for SFM will be running the whole 30K, I'm hoping someone will drop me off a bit closer to the BBQ than that...

July 11 to 13: Our friend Jen will be visiting, and I'm sure we'll hit some fun parks and tourist spots. No specific plans yet which is fine with me - I'll take some unplanned and fun hangout time.

July 17 to 20: Ragnar Northwest Passage, baby! I can't wait to return to the Seattle area to join a bunch of Oiselle Team ladies for another relay. We have a good combo of 2013 team members plus new team members, and our team name is 'Bird Machine.' We even have a few sponsors who are sending goodies including: Oiselle (of course!), Swiftwick Socks, Nuun, Picky Bars, Bic Bands, and Bia Sport.

Picky gear and bars.

Swiftwick Aspire 12s.

July 26 to 27: San Francisco Marathon weekend! I'll be running the 1st Half Marathon, Kevin will be running the Marathon, and tons of other friends will be running one of the awesome events. As an ambassador, I'll be involved in working the expo, the shakeout run, a fun Ambassador lunch, and many more fun things during race weekend. I'm ready to rock SFM!

Enjoying the Ambassador gear with Alisyn and Corinne.

August 7: Kevin and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. 10 years! It went so quickly, I can't believe we've been married for a whole decade. 

August 13 to 16: Oiselle Team Camp and the Deschutes 5K in Bend, Oregon. I'm pumped to meet more ladies, to spend time with everyone, and to run in a new place. I sort of fear the week-of-tempo-running that could be my reality with so many fast women, but it'll be worth it. 

There you have it, a July and August jam-packed with (mostly running) adventures. I wouldn't have it any other way. 

What are your summer plans? What are you looking forward to? 

10 comments:

  1. I thought my summer was packed but yours??? Sounds amazing. Especially excited for Matt this weekend too - I'll be watching out for tweets/IGs...he's amazing!

    Our crazy summer has already started. Just back from 2 weeks in the UK (oh the jet lag), off to IM Canada in three weeks, then a relay in CO in August...so excited for it

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    1. Well I couldn't tweet or Instagram much due to lack of cell signal, but it was an amazing weekend at WS! Sounds so fun to go to IM Canada and Colorado - love it there!

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  2. Jam packed summer! I'll be running the 2nd half of the SF marathon for Nuun so I'll see you there! Probably at the expo too, so hopefully I can join in on some of the weekends activities!

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    1. Very cool, come to the shakeout run on Saturday! :)

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  3. I'm running the SF 1st Half also! Hopefully I'll see you there - though I might be half asleep due to the early start!

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    1. Awesome, such a great event! I love running the bridge. :)

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  4. Wow, that sounds busy but also a lot of fun! Hope you guys had a great time this past weekend crewing at Western States.

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    1. It was so much fun and so cool to see the runners! Hard core people, I must say. Amazing.

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  5. Busy but fun July and August for you! Can't wait to see and hang with you during SF Marathon weekend! I will be cheering for all of you on race day! =)

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  6. Holy whoa, July and August ARE busy months for you :) At least it's a fun busy!

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