It seems like I've been neglecting my blog, but in reality, there hasn't been much going on worthy of blooging.
Races: So originally, I was planning on doing the Walt Disney World Goofy Race-and-a-Half Challenge next January. However, money is tight, priorities are shifting, and I really think this trip would be better suited for when I graduate. That means that I will probably go for other races in 2011... maybe Big Sur, Wine Country Half-Marathon series, and/or my first ultramarathon (50k).
School: My latest dissertation draft is in, which I aggressively worked on earlier this week. So for now, there is not much to do with this beast... I'll probably spend some time on the research materials this weekend. I am also still working that second job for field hours, though with working overtime on my other job, it is becoming difficult to do my assignments on time. And my one class for the semester has yet to begin. I need more time and energy!
Running: I have a 17-miler slated for tomorrow, but after last weekend's super-slow 14, I am not looking forward to it. I have switched around my LA Marathon training a bit so that I don't run any 20-milers before my next race. I fear fatigue and injury, and given that Surf City is a relatively easy course, I want to run a decent time. I've been doing 2 speed workouts and 2 non-speed workouts each week, which brings my running days to 4. I cross-train on the other days, and this seems to work for me in terms of injury/illness prevention, resting, and my schedule (which is conducive to illness).
Job: Still going well, even though I've had to make schedule adjustments. We're about to take my manager out for a "baby shower" lunch. You should have seen how slick I was in inviting him to lunch without knowing what it was for! Nobody suspects this innocent one, ha ha.
Anyway, aforementioned boss is having his first kid within the next few weeks, a boy. I also went to a co-worker's kid's 2nd birthday party, and yeah, everyone brought a kid (or more). I know I'm young (not really -- I know lots of people my age with kids) and never desired kids, but it might be nice to have a munchkin to tote along to those kind of events. In spite of the difficulty, I think I would make a decent parent to what could potentially be a half-Ukrainian, one-quarter Chinese and one-quarter Vietnamese kid, pushing that jogging stroller and having that kid strapped onto me while I go about my normal activities. Hah! Well, I still have some things to get done before that happens, but this is one of the few times I actually think about my future beyond what races I will run. =D
On a semi-related note, my mom's birthday is coming up, so we are celebrating this weekend. I know everyone says this, but my mom is the best!