First off, let me just say HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
I wore my pastel orange to work today. It made me excited for spring clothing and Easter! (Don’t mind the awkward photo. Awkward is my life.)
Although it’s a bit overcast today, I am still in love with the weather we have been having throughout Pennsylvania within the past week. I would be quite content if the weather stayed like this year round. Maybe that means I should look for employment in a warmer area? Hmm…. that’s a life decision I’m not ready to face quite yet.
Speaking of decisions, I had to make a big one today regarding my May 6th marathon. As you may remember, I haven’t been really running at all lately due to some hip trouble and physical therapy. I was considering still doing the marathon and seeing how it went. But then today, I received this email from the Pittsburgh Marathon:
That’s when my mind got to thinking: if I don’t want to risk any further injury, it’s probably in my best interest to scale the race down a bit. I have officially requested to switch from the full marathon to the half. Hopefully my application made it in early so I get the opportunity to switch (they only allow so many switches in either direction). This was going to be my first marathon, but there will be plenty other chances in the future should I choose to take them. It was a hard decision to make, but I am positive it is the best decision for me right now. Who knows how much longer it will be until I can run again anyway?! 13.1 miles is a lot easier to run/walk if necessary than 26.2, especially with a 6 hour time limit!
In other Pittsburgh news, local favorite football player Hines Ward announced his retirement from professional football. Though it is very sad to see him go, I am glad to see him spend his entire fourteen year career as a Steeler. Mucho love to Hinesy.
Here’s his rookie picture <3:
Well, I wish I could say that I was off to get me some free Rita’s but I am working a bit longer and then heading to the gym before coaching Special Olympics swimming!
Also, I found this post to be amazing. Check out Presley’s post on bad days!
Any of you able to get free Rita’s today? Favorite flavor?