Welcome to the weekend! I screwed up what day my featured post was for the blog hop, so make sure you scroll down and keep reading to my Top 25 post. There are lots of great tidbits there that you don't want to miss!
In the meantime, let's talk about a few things.
*Last Saturday I went to the IHSA state cross country championships and had an absolute blast. I love XC, it's such an amazing sport and I'm glad that my boys have been involved over the last few years.
This photo was from the boys Class 2A race (Illinois has three classes) and it gives you a really good feel for what XC is about. Many people think XC isn't a spectator sport, but that isn't always true. The state meet course is a loop that the runners navigate three times, so you don't even have to move in order to be right up on top of the race.
It still turned out to be a good weekend for Karina as she committed to the University of Missouri to continue her running career an education. She plans on studying to be a teacher, and given how well I've seen her work with kids, she will be an asset to the profession.
No doubt Abby will be able to continue her career in college, but since she is a junior there is time to make that decision. Both are primed for a great season in track, Abby holds the school record in the 1600 and Karina has won back-to-back state titles in the 800.
The best part about their success? Both ladies are good people, good students and great teammates. The legacy they leave when they move on from ACC will go way beyond just what they did as athletes.
*As promised, I signed up for races! I signed up for the Fox and Turkey 4-miler on Thanksgiving and the Chilly Chili 5K on December 5. Hard to believe Thanksgiving is coming but I had an awesome 4-mile run Wednesday night and I'm ready!
Right after I signed up for the 5K Darcy called to say she is going to New York for an investor conference and invited me to go along, which means I'll miss the 5K. Oh well, guess I'll have to run in Central Park that day instead! ;--)
I'm looking forward to heading back there, as our last trip a year ago was epic! Here's a post from the archives that tells all about it.
*I made a decision the other day that I'm going to try podcasting! It is an idea I've kicked around and I have decided to just go for it. I think it will be fun and I plan on premiering it in the next week or so.
Do you listen to running podcasts? Which one's are your faves? What kind or topics do you like to listen to?
*What are your plans for the weekend? I plan on running, of course, and Kevin is coming to spend the weekend with us, which I'm excited about since it will be his first weekend with us since before we went to Italy. He loves remote control cars, so I know a trip to the hobby store will be part of the plan!
Saturday night Darcy and I are going to a fundraiser to support the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. Darcy is on the board of directors of this great group, and it's always a fun time. I'm already crossing my fingers that we win Chicago Bulls tickets in the silent auction.
Have a great weekend!