A very eventful week. I completed my first half marathon in over a year. I was really concerned that I would not be able to participate since I was sick all week and was coughing badly up until the night before. I am glad I sucked it up and pushed through though. I ran in the XTERRA Thrill in the Hills trail race.
More DIY success but mostly planning and researching big projects. I am just sick of sky high quotes for tasks that I am more than capable of doing with careful planning and selective help. I am also thinking of jettisoning the artificial turf idea and willing grass to grow in the backyard.
I learned some interesting family history this week. Specifically, that my father was married once before he met my mother for a couple of years. My mom and dad never told us about it because he got married super young, when he was 19, and it only lasted a couple of years. That is the type of material that makes for some great story corps interviews. I wish I could sit down and have a beer with him, especially this weekend because the Super Bowl was a favorite event of ours.