Thursday, March 31, 2011

..."I was running...."

Yeah, that's my lame attempt at a Forrest Gump impersonation! Anyways, for some reason, I am at it again and running another half-marathon. Oh wait...I know why! My sister in law excitedly tells us about one that is in Murray (we all graduated from Murray State: me, Scott, sister in law, brother in law, mother in law and father in law, so that's why that makes it special)...it's the first year for the race, it would be SO fun if we all run it together, blah blah blah! So, Scott jumps on registration as fast as he can (to save a buck...he's the cheap one in this relationship-ha!) and I am pretty sure we were probably the first 2 signed up and guess what???...sister in law and brother in law are NOT even running it now! (You know I kid and I love you, Sara! :) But, now since Scott already registered us for the race, we are driving 3 hours, staying in a hotel, getting up at the crack of dawn and running 13miles!! Sometimes (no, often), I question my sanity. Now, don't get me wrong, I know we will have fun, I'm excited for Scott (it's his first half-marathon and if he doesn't take off like a bat out of Georgia on the first 6 miles or so, I think he will finish with a GREAT time :), but I said after my last half that I was done...yet here I am...less than 3 weeks from another one. *sigh* However, along the way, I have found a new love that does involve running (I have blogged about my love/hate relationship with running so I will spare you that again)....that new love is....10K's! 6.2 sweet miles! I have ran 5K's, 5milers and a half marathon, but just recently ran a 10K as a good training run for the race....LOVE!! What a perfect distance...not too short, not too long, a challenge but I actually felt good when I finished and I didn't curse running and feel like my legs were going to come out of socket! (all those years of cheerleading and tumbling WRECKED my joints). It was so much fun... Scott and the girls came to cheer me on at the finish! Isn't that a lovely picture!? hahaha! There I go!
My cheering section! :)
That all being said, the half is April 16th and when that is over, I will NEVER run another half marathon (unless the girls want me to run one with them one day ;). From here on out, it's 10K's or less for this girl!


Oh, and the half is going to be REALLY small...probably no more than 250-500 runners, which means there is a chance I will finish dead last! ha! What a way to retire from half-marathons, huh? ha! So, I have no goal time or anything this time around. I know I can run it, so I am going to enjoy this one. If I have to stop and pee, so be it...if I walk up a hill, who cares. And, later that day my sister in law is having my nephew's first birthday party and we will already be in town and I get to spoil the cutest baby boy on Earth, so I guess that makes up for them not running with us! ;) haha!

1 comment:

The McAfee's said...

good luck!! I can't wait to hear about it!! I am with you.....10Ks are great!

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