April 10, 2008

NEW POST's been 10 days since I've posted last. Crazy. That just means I'm busier than I think I am...or something like that.

I missed the race on Saturday because it was raining and thundering, and well, I'm scared of thunder. No need to elaborate on that. I didn't run and that's all that matters.

I'm going to try and work on my fear though. So, I went ahead and registered for every race that I'll be in town to run between now and June. That way, regardless of my excuse, I'll have no reason to lose any more money. Or at least I think that's how it's going to work.

This Saturday is the Perry Dogwood 5k. I ran it last year and I remember being mad that I went out too fast with Troy. Considering that he's been on bench here lately, I'm going to assume that him going out too fast this time won't be a problem. A PR for a 5k doesn't look like it's in my future, or for this race anyway, but a PR for the Dogwood Race won't hurt my feelings a bit!

I've got alot going on lately, and for the most part I feel like my brain is swimming around in my head....lost. I will be glad when I can get some of this off of my plate. My phrase for this week when someone approaches me about adding something else to my list of things-to-do: "Thanks for the offer but my kiddie-sized plate already has 14 pieces of fried chicken on it." It took Troy a few minutes to get it. I don't think he knew what a kiddie-sized plate was.

Oh, I had a surprise for you guys and I almost forgot about it. Now, it seems sortof dorky but here it is:

I AM running the following marathons: Chickamauga Battlefield, Bartram Forest, Thunder Road, and Disney. They are all about a month apart from November 08 to Jan 09. I've already paid for them and since my new-new years resolution is to not lose any more money on race apps, I guess I'm stuck running them.

Actually, if you must know, the last two weeks of running have really been great. I've been watching my pace closely and adjusting it for easy days, tempo runs, speed work, etc. I've also been watching my heart rate and trying to keep it all in line in an effort to get faster. This type of training will go on for the next 3 months or so and then I'll gear back up for the marathons being smarter and fitter and alot less busy.

As a matter of fact, yesterday was an easy run day and I could barely keep my pace above 9:00, when my training said I should be around the 11:00 maybe things are looking up in the form of better training and a more positive attitude.

I'm not sure if you remember me mentioning my friend (actually, a bridesmaid) who was going through a rough time a few months ago. Well, she is on the blog-bandwagon and blogging about her latest adventure in the IVF world. Go read it, I can promise she's entertaining and she might even let you give her a shot in her butt if you post a comment! Just don't scroll all the way down on her blog. And if you do, don't say I didn't warn you!!! Check her blog out here: Sandra's Journey

Have a great rest of the week!


Anonymous said...

What great paces you have been running!! I am so impressed!

4 marathons? you are tough!!

Stefanie said...

Can I tell you how excited I am that you are doing Disney!!!

I looked at the ThunderRoad Race because I have never heard of that one. It is partially on the crouse where I just ran the Elizabeth 8K about 2 weeks ago! I would look into doing that one but it is a 13:45 pace requirement and I am not that fast ... yet!

I need help finding another Half Marathon before 2008 ends.

Brian said...

Good goals.

Runners are crazy people.

I ran Chickamauga last year, as my first ever full, so I have no others to compare, but it was great.
The Chickamauga has something like 300-400 runners, so it nice to have room to run.

Good luck with your running, I'll be watching your blog.


Firefly's Running said...

Nice pace and goals!

leora's blog said...

Amy is meaning some major business! Let the running games begin!

Sandra said...

You might just be the coolest person I know, well, next to Justin (I have to say that, it puffs his feathers).
Run on Amy!

Kurt said...

Good training leads to good racing and happier life.