Friday, May 21, 2010

9 more days...

UGH, only 9 more days until I run my VERY FIRST 1/2 marathon!

Last sunday I went out for a 12 mile run and it was horrible! I was VERY tired because of a girlfriends weekend away, and it was VERY hot outside! I walked which isn't normal for me.... and I sweat a ton, and I even threw up at mile 9! What I didn't do is have shin splits which also isn't normal for me... so that part of the run was good!

I have one more longish run, just 5 miles tomorrow morning, then a 4 mile on monday and a 4 mile on wed. and then that is it! ALL bringing me closer to 13.1 miles!

I will of course post any photos and my results!

I decided that I was going to have a party that night in honor of ME! Drinking and Pizza and a Fire, and Smores.... and FRIENDS!!!

After next sundays run, I will decide if there will be more LONG runs in my future! Keep tuned in to find out!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So, I have been running! Running most days, Training for a 1/2 marathon on MAY 30th!
I am up to 10 miles this coming sunday for my long run... IF I feel good about it, I will try and do 11 miles!
I have set a goal of doing a 1/2 marathon in 2 1/2 hours...
At first I thought that was very slow... I mean really, I only run at about 5 1/2 MPH on average (sometimes faster, and for sure slower while climbing the hills!)
BUT then I started to remember...
I am NOT a small runner like most... IN FACT,
I am considered an ATHENA! YES, someone that weighs over 150 lbs (no height restrictions) is considered a BIGGER runner! HUH??
Oh well, atleast I have a chance in HELL of winning in something... OK, kidding....
Anyways, a friend of mine quoted a quote to me the other day... it says....
"It's not how fast you finish, but that you had the courage to start!"
Amen sister!!!
SO, I have the courage... now to get to that starting line on the 30th and give it my all!