Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Winter Activities

This past weekend my husband went to Catoctin Park near Thurmont, MD. Camp David is located in this park, so we run the risk of having our hike severely limited if the President is at Camp David. Luckily this weekend, the president remained in DC. My husband, Tristan, our Bernese Mountain Dog, Gilligan and I hiked to Cunningham Falls. The falls were pretty well iced over and much of the trail was a bit icy at points. After the falls we also hiked to Wolf Rock. This rock formation does not look like a Wolf at all (although my husband insists it does). The weather was sunny but quite cold and brisk; however it was an enjoyable day for hiking.

The rest of the weekend I worked on my Badwater Race Application Essay. I want to compete in the ultimate ultra event, Badwater and this year is the first time I have been eligible (having completed Umstead 100 miler last year). I completed my essay and submitted it electronically on Monday. That day during my lunch break I sent in the required paperwork. Now I wait anxiously for my acceptance letter (I am thinking positive).

Monday and Tuesday I was also busy working on the final arrangements of a seminar and luncheon I had organized for statisticians at my work (the FDA). I have several more of these events throughout the year since I am the president of the statistics association within the FDA. I think this event was well recieved and hopefully I will do a good job as the leader.

Tommorrow my intention is to write about some of my favorite running events that I have competed in during my last 4 years of marathoning.

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