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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brief update

So, I haven't updated this page in a while. Not for lack of running or because I was too sick to write. But I haven't added to this page because I was too busy getting ready for my wedding. Even though my husband and I have been legally married over a year (we got married at the Justice of the Peace in Richardson, TX), we had planned to have a more traditional ceremony and reception this year. On August 14, 2010, we got married...again. It was a beautiful and fun ceremony. But planning the wedding and making the decorations, bouquets, cupcakes, save-the-date booklets, invitations, and other odds and ends proved to be very time consuming.

Now that the wedding is over, I still have to write thank you notes and find a home for all the wonderful gifts that we received. But now I at least have time to write.

As far as my health is concerned, the Imuran seems to be working well. The only problem is that it does it's job very well--it really suppresses my immune system. This keeps my immune system from attacking my body, but it also keeps my immune system from attacking invading pathogens. This means that anytime I'm around someone sick, I have to be extra careful. And when I was recently around my adorable niece and nephew, I caught a 72 hour stomach bug and a 2 week cold. But it was worth it to play with them!

My most recent half marathon was on June 6 in Ann Arbor, MI. Most places are not race heavy during the summer--the summer is a time for light training. But now that it's cooling off a bit, the fall race season is starting. So far, I'm registered for two races this fall: Denver and Tulsa. I need 2 more to reach my goal of 10 this year (50 races in 5 years equals 10 a year). I think I will be running one in Iowa and possibly one in Arkansas. I'm researching races tonight!