Friday, December 26, 2008
I live kinda far for a meeting Lori!
Hello Everyone. My name is Diana Caffee and I too am very excited to run the Wasatch Back. Rumor has it that it runs through my home town and right past my parents house. I grew up in Morgan, Utah and now live with my husband Ben and two little girls Bella and Lucy, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I love Maryland... now, but it took me a while. I miss "my mountains" and I miss the snow. Maryland is really just cold and icy and never filled with powdery white Christmas's. Still I do love many things about the East Coast. The elevation for one thing! I'm actually really nervous to run a long race in Utah mainly for fear that I won't be able to breathe. Maryland also has a much prettier fall season than Utah... so there! As far as my running skills go... running and I have a love/hate relationship. I am not fast, but I am consistent. I usually stick to 5k's, but I'm looking forward to an upcoming year of strength, and endurance. An interesting thing about my running, In high school I ran cross country and before, during, and at the end of every race I would constantly psych myself out. I allowed my mind to say over and over again, "you'll never win this race, you might not even finish, just walk, everyone has passed you anyway." I have since grown from those experiences, and now all my mind is allowed to say is "don't stop running!" See you in June!