Well, it's been a while, but here I am!
1) I finished the Chicago marathon in one piece, but it wasn't exactly pretty. My boyfriend surprised me by scoring a deal on airplane joining me for the weekend. I also had a great time in Chicago meeting bloggers, catching up with old friends, and seeing the city as I ran through. While, I wasn't thrilled with my finish time (5:11), I do now get to say I've finished 3 marathons... so that's kind of exciting. I also learned that Chicago will now be a lottery race, so this may have been my last chance to race.
2) I added two new states to my list. Pennsylvania and New York! I basically went on a rag tag on the road adventure to the east of the USA, meeting many of my boyfriend's relatives along the way, and a few of my relatives as well. What a way to spend the holidays!
3) I'm getting serious about running again after a significant lull post marathon. I have some races penciled in on the calendar, but no marathons (serious!)... sort of considering a half marathon for the fall. A few 10 milers, 10Ks and a 5K... also, I hope to do the YWCA triathlon again. I may also pace a half or two, but nothing is official yet.