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
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.