As I am 32,000 feet in the air right now, I figured I would type out a few things:
First off I have to say how incredibly sad I am right now. The past few trips I cry a lot both while in Houston and for a while after I leave. This time was worse when leaving. It was like ugly face crying. I'd cry right now typing this ... But I am on the plane and well ... There's that :)
Going back to Nebraska is just blah. I will never say going home because it's NOT home.
Texas is home.
But as sad as I am right now, it was a FABULOUS weekend. Even more so than the past. Not that I don't love my family but I've missed my friends terribly and I haven't been able to see them on my quick holiday trips.
I'm so looking forward to an even longer trip home early March so I can see even more folks, run another Houston race, run w Kenyan again..see my new great nephew who will have arrived by then..so much to look forward to...so it is that which makes my current sad a bit better! Six weeks is nothing!!!
So on this trip it was all about running and friends, yes I saw part of the fam but only briefly; once to go see my nieces new house (HOLY MOLY!!!). SO beautiful. And BIG!!!
And then briefly on Sunday just around mile 10 :)
But I got to spend most of my time w Nicole, and of course friends I met up w at the expo, the 5K and at the race on Sunday (since the full and half folks were in same corrals, I was able to mix w both instead of just those doing the half same as me). It was nice running in to so many people that I just didnt have the time to meet up with as it was yet again another whirlwind of a trip.
Oh...and we are about to land...so for now, just know that I ran the 5K as slow as I possibly could (but faster than I wanted) and I ran the half with fun in my heart just knowing I was running again in my hometown that I love and miss so much!
More in a race(s) recap and an overall post about just how SPECTACULAR the new course is!!!!!
OMGOSH SO SPECTACULAR!!!