Well Nancy, here it is an update. You may be the ONLY person who reads this but making you happy makes me happy so here I write.
The race? An amazing experience! I never in a million years thought I would walk 13.1 miles and enjoy it. It seems a bit sadistic to enjoy something that made you have diarrhea in a port-a-potty and puke relentlessly...but I did! The 16 weeks of training, walking rain or shine, vacation or not, morning or evening made me feel strong and determined. The race made me feel accomplished. I can honestly say I have never been as proud of myself as I was on that day; September 20, 2008!
*To see pictures go to brightroom.com
*click find photo
*next to name event type in United States and click find
*Select the race on 9/20/08
*type in 5027 next to bid number
Not to mention the bug has bit. I now have joined a running group. Lots of people, most importantly my sister. We meet up twice a week and I've started running/walking. The goal was first just to loose weight....oh that goal has been around for nearly two decades; but now the goal is to continue to feel as good as I did on the 20th. Strong, accomplished, successful! We'll race the Thanksgiving Day race and will shoot to finish in under 1 hour twenty minutes. Last year it took me 1 hour 40 minutes.
Interview! Today was the big day. I finally made it to Central Office for my interview for the Assistant Elementary Principal position. I had a writing assignment...hand written that is. It took me about an hour and a half. I felt like I did a thorough job. The question portion lasted about 50 minutes. I left feeling hopeful and comfortable. We'll see; those interviewers don't really let on (don't they call that a "poker" face)?