Well, I know it has been a little while, but I have been super busy and stressed out lately. I did my last triathlon for the year a couple weeks ago up in Maryland. It was an all female race-1300 women participating in what turned out to be a pretty difficult course. Lots of hills on the bike and the run, very tough. If you care to read about the race (which I end up 11th overall and 1st in my age group), you can read my race report here http://www.elitetriangletriteam.org/scgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?m-1156876438/
To turn things around, I officially signed up for my first ever marathon. I decided on Kiawah-December 9th. It is a bit daunting, not like training for a triathlon, since most of the triathlon races aren't long, but training for a marathon requires a lot more running. I ran 11 miles the other day and it was rough...and I still have 15 more to go! :) I'll try to update more, but now that school is back in and I am teaching two classes, taking 1, and sitting in on 2, I do not have very much time for myself-especially if you count all the time I am spending on writing cover letters, a teaching philosophy, research statement, etc, as I will be applying to jobs in the next few months...ahhhh!