Living in Dayton

Listen to this!  Oh, I LOVE the Black Keys!

I have now been living in Dayton, Ohio for about a month.  It's been a big change but I'm loving it!  It is so wonderful to be near my family.  I'm finally back home!  The hardest part is being away from my brother who is in school at South Alabama.  The good news is, he is spending his spring break up here and I can't wait to see him!  So, I've been MIA for a while and I apologize.   It's been quite crazy with a new job and city.  I absolutely love exploring new places.  We've been to really neat places and delicious restaurants around here.  I'll have to go into more detail in another post.

I did get a gym membership and I really like it!  They have great treadmills (not that I like running inside) and lots of cross training classes like yoga, spinning, boot camp, zumba, and butts and guts.  I haven't tried them all yet but I'm sure they are great.  I'm dying to get outside and RUN!  It's been insanely cold here.  We finally got some relief this week with some 30-40 degree temperatures.  But sadly, I haven't been outside since my marathon in January.  I'm not sure where there are good places to run around where I live.  I know there are tons of mean looking dogs around my neighborhood and that terrifies me!  Anyway, I have continued to run at the gym and log about 30 miles a week.  I would like to do a half marathon in April or May but I haven't decided on one yet.  I also would like to do another full marathon maybe by June or July.  Do you have any suggestions?  I'm for sure running the Air Force Marathon with my uncle this fall.  I'm super excited!

Well, I'm going to try to find a movie on netflix and wind down for the night.  I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow!!  I promise I'll be back sooner next time!

Good night everyone,
Leah B.


  1. A new city and new job is very exciting but also very challenging at the same time. I moved to a new project at one of our other customers this week and even that is challenging. Well done for keeping your mileage up through all of this.

  2. Glad to hear that you're still keeping up with the running!

  3. Welcome to Dayton! We've been stationed ere since June 2009 (moved here to be closer to Cincy Children's Hospital for my son).

    Creekside Trail is nice, and there are many connectors (with parking etc). There are a lot of bicyclists and walkers there too. I mainly run in the neigborhood (base housing) or on base itself.....

    The ORRRC (http://www.orrrc.org/) hosts plenty of events in the Dayton-metro area. I'm not a member but debating becoming one myself.....

    And yes, USAF Marathon (my 1st full marathon event)!

  4. It's good to hear from you, girl! I'm glad your move went smoothly and you are starting to really settle in.