Tuesday, February 21, 2012


in love with this shot - thank goodness for the iPhone - tunes & pics

Perfect run weather yesterday.

The course.  Quote: "It looks kinda long..."  Haha, it is 13.1 miles!

I had a perfect last long run yesterday.  I've been dealing with jet lag, so it hasn't been a problem getting up to go run.  I am lucky enough to call a few places home & yesterday I experience my childhood neighborhood with new eyes.  I was never a runner (well, okay I ran track in grade school, but it was much shorter distances).  It was a complete joy to run freely around the neighborhoods.  The knee has been feeling strong & I have a few good runs under my belt.  Hard to believe the race is 5 days away!

Monday, February 6, 2012

When You Wish...

upon a star

I cannot wait for our trip to the states.  While in Florida we'll be visiting that magical place & I'll hopefully be running my first half marathon.  I have patellar tendinits "jumper's knee" & hope it will heal in time to allow me to run.  Training for this marathon has been quite a journey for me.  Every weekend I completed a long run I would be so amazed that I did it.  I have not been a runner for quite some time (think grade school).   My short runs are 2-3 miles & I've run as far as 8 which is my personal best.  I can't believe that I'm a runner!

So for now, I'll sit & wait.  I've trained enough that I know I can finish 13.1 miles & finish in the allotted time.  It is so huge that I actually believe I can do it.  That Bus of Shame has been such a motivator to keep me training & hopefully it will be behind me.