Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fire up the moving truck...

"It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches."
— Lemony Snicket

I have short-timer-itis.

Next Thursday will be my last day at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (try saying that five times in a row!) I will be moving to Atlanta to work for the Atlanta Metro Market Cluster office. Same company, similar job, just on a larger scale. think nine hotels instead of one.

Great things await! first and foremost, being in the same city as my Sweetest Boo! There will be other perks of living in the A. TRAILS!!!

I will submit my membership to GUTS and really look forward to becoming active in that running community. I have already met many GUTS runners in the last few ultras that I have run and I look forward to meeting more as time moves forward.

On other running related notes, The Sean is headed to Bend, Oregon to compete at the Xterra Nationals! that is so awesome. Sean is an amazing runner and even more of an amazing person...Stop by his blog to wish him well.

I have a few things on the race calender myself. The YMCA Heart of Savannah is held this Saturday. It is one of the best races held in Savannah, the T-shirts are usually pretty sweet. My go is to go sub 25, I am still coming back from taking a month off in July, my speed is not exactly where I would like it to be.

10/10/10 is the Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12 miler. I signed up for the full mary back before my knee injury, so I may opt to run the 12 miler. Or, I may just do the marathon at a conservative pace to prepare myself for my crew/pacing duties at PINHOTI 100 (pinhoti baby!!!) Psyche over at Run Like You Stole Sumthin' is a bonafide BMF! She will be running Pinhoti in November and I am lucky enough to be able to run with her for a while. I am very excited!

I know my blogging has been suspect as of late...The Running Is Stupid Committee had formed a couple of sub-committes; the "Try Running with a Bum Knee Comm. & Try Blogging While Living in Two Cities Comm" As things settle down and my life is a little less hectic, I will return to posting once in a while instead of once every blue moon...I still enjoy reading everyone's blog, sometimes I am just not sure what I bring to the table.

The Sean's tag really came at a perfect time. I have been spending a lot of time reviewing my running goals and trying to assess where I want to go with running. After logging over 1200 miles in the last 12 months(including 2 marathons and 2 50k ultras) My body revolted. I am taking the time to focus on dropping that extra 20 pounds and am looking at a more realistic race schedule. As the weather has begun to cool off, I find myself enjoying the run more and focusing less on statistical analysis. Of course that will all fall to the wayside as I get to Atlanta and start running trails every week!?!?!


Al's CL Reviews said...

Welcome to Atlanta!

I'm not a member, but some friends are in Get Fit Atlanta, a running and Tri Club.If you need a run club, you might want to look into that.

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JojaJogger said...

Welcome to the ATL and GUTS!

Julie said...

Good luck to you Thomas! I have a feeling that you have great things coming up in your future:) Have fun with those running trails! Hello Atlanta!

RockStarTri said...

I belong to many of those committees too. Heal and then enjoy the new burg's running opportunities.

Adam said...

Wow man, from someone who travels full time for work….being in the same city would be amazing. Enjoy it.

chris mcpeake said...

Have fun in atlanta!!


Thanks for stopping by my blog. Actually Jeter is a pretty nice guy and I don't blame him for "playing" the game, plus a 95mph fastball on the butt of the bat still has to hurt.
Savannah? Heck, I have a plant there and used to live on Tybee Island.
Atlanta? We have an office in Kennesaw. Go to Marietta town square at 6pm on Wednesdays. A group gets together for various runs and various speeds. The Kennesaw Mountain run is always fun.