Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.

So my little nuggets, bad news; I have decided to defer my entrance into the MCM for this year.  I”m so bummed!  The issue was, life got a little in the way of things this summer.   To be honest, I haven’t run since the Rockville Rotary 8K on July 17.  I think the mental fact that I did worse this year than in the previous 4 years kinda set the tone for this downward spiral I’ve been a part of since the middle of summer.

But, I will not give up!!!  I have guaranteed entrance into next year’s marathon so I will focus on getting in shape for next year.  I’m actually toying with the idea of getting ready for the National Marathon so don’t think I’m going away quietly.  I will be starting back up again as soon as my son is off to school and my two daughters are settled back into the school year.  

See ya soon and remember…keep on keep’n on.