As I know many of you, there are some that are probably wondering who the hell is this Joe Wiggy character that has stalker-like comments to various posts on the GRC blog. I ran for the club for a short stint back in 2006-2007. After 2007, I moved back to the philadelphia area (where I am orginally from) to seek a teaching job at my old high school. That didn't go as planned and was something I regretted months after leaving the D.C/MD area. I coached my old high school team in PA for one season of XC, Indoor and Outdoor Track. As fun as that was and how I gained much from the experience, I knew that this was the time to go back where I found success as a teacher (with a stable job...Why would I leave a stable job in this economy... I still wonder what I was thinking). I got rehired at the same middle school I was at in 06-07 in gaithersburg, which is awesome!
Now that I am back in the area, I have had a lot of time to reflect on my running goals for the future. I have the plan set for a march marathon at Shamrock in VA Beach on the 21st of March. Leading up to that, my first key race will be at the USATF Club XC Champs in Lexington, KY (with the GRC Crew). I love XC and I am really excited for that one. Along with that, I am still trying to figure out a 1/2 marathon option for Jan/early Feb... If anyone has any ideas for 1/2 marathons at that time... I would love to hear them.
I look forward to seeing the GRCers I haven't seen yet upon my return and I am also looking forward to meeting those who joined the team after i left the area.
Joe Wiegner (Joe Wiggy)