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Sunday, July 6, 2014

I’m Still Here!

Location: Catskill, NY (High 83, Low 62)

s1Yes, yes, I’m still here!! I was just sitting outside, enjoying our wonderful weather and thinking, I really should check in and let everyone know we’re still alive and kickin’ here in Catskill, NY!


We’ve been having a really nice, laid-back, relaxing summer so far. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. We had maybe three or four hot humid days, but other than that, it’s just been perfect summer weather.


s2Harry and I have been doing a lot of outside living this summer, hanging out under our awning and doing some reading. I also have gotten into my sudoku puzzle book and have been enjoying that.


We are still doing great with our running. The picture to the left was taken on one of those humid mornings at the s4park when we ran super early to beat the heat. I never would have thought that I’d be out running at 6 am! So far since being been back in NY, I’ve run 47 miles in April, 105 miles in May, 67 miles in June, and 20 miles so far in July. That’s 239 miles so far since April.

Harry and I are enjoying our running so much that we did something that’s maybe a little crazy!! We are going to be in Marathon FL for the month of January. About a week ago, my sister was looking at races and found a 5k/half marathon in Key West that month. We went online to sign up for the 5k (that’s about 3 miles) and after looking at the route for the 5k vs. the half marathon (which goes completely by the water), we said “what the heck, let’s go for it” and signed up for the half marathon in Key West on January 19th!! That’s…oh about 3 weeks after we will be getting done at Amazon. s3Yes we are nuts!! But we are also very excited. That’s going to be an awesome place for a race!

Speaking of Amazon, we have not yet heard when we will be starting there this fall. We got a newsletter last week that said we should be finding out within the next few weeks. We are looking forward to getting our date so we can have a better idea what our August will look like.

Our time in Catskill is starting to wind down toward it’s end, which is really hard to believe. We are going to Cape Cod for a Heartland rally the weekend after next, which should be a lot of fun. And then in early August, we will be heading north to the Adirondacks for a couple of weeks.

We are having a great time during this whirlwind summer!!


  1. Sounds like you are having a great summer. Hang in there with the running!

  2. Sounds like a totally awesome summer! Proud of you for sticking with the running, and the half marathon sounds very pleasant. Fun plans lined up!

  3. We winter in the Keys and there are a lot of races all winter. A popular run is over the 7 mile bridge. They even close it down for one of the bigger ones. You might enjoy running there or also the bridge to Pidgeon Key is popular.

  4. I like your pace. The months just fly by don't they

  5. The summer is really flying! Doesn't it always? Good for you for finding a race while you are in FL. The Keys sounds terrific!