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June 24, 2011

BACK TO MARATHONING...OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...

Well, I hit a new PR (personal record) for days without posting to my blog...30+...a new record. While I'd like to be ashamed of it, I really could give a hoot less. I've been busy peeps. Chasing after a baby who constantly demands my attention, getting a little bit of work done here and there for our business, and trying to run on a semi-consistent basis...well, it all keeps me pretty overwhelmed. I had to come to the beach just to get an opportunity to update this blog!

Oh, and I know!

I just said "RUN."

It's true. I've become much more consistent in my running these days, even logging as many as 4 runs per week. I know...it's small, but it's a start. My hope this week is to get it to 5 days a week and stay there. Forever. I will never take time off for running again. Unless I'm medically required to do so. Or I find something I like better than running that still allows me to eat German chocolate cupcakes and not gain any extra weight.

And....drumroll please...

I decided to run the full marathon in November, as opposed to the half. "Why?" you might ask? Well, because I come from this long line of people who do what they say they are going to do. I'm also just OCD enough that it will drive me nuts that I planned for the full and didn't do it. In other words, I want to be able to mark "run another marathon" off of my list of things to do. I'd also like to mark "run another marathon AND have a PR" off my list. And really, if I average a mere 11 minute pace, well that little PR dream will become a reality.

Oh, and I told my brother I'd run it with him and that would be very uncool if I backed out on him.

Now to the "how" part of this marathon training. It's going to suck...I won't lie about that. It will consist of alot (okay, all) runs done at the butt-crack of dawn...ie, 5am or earlier. Yeah, sounds like loads of fun, huh???? I've been practicing for the last few weeks, running all of my runs while everyone else (including my husband and child) are sound asleep...still having visions of sugar plums in their heads. But, it works for me. I've been able to be nothing, if not consistent. And really, there is something magical about running at the wee hours of dawn.

Okay, that's all you get for now. Brenna is up from her morning nap and we have a date with the beach!

BTW, it's my birthday so I expect you all to have a GREAT day!

3 comments:

Bryang said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your run was better than mine today!

Char said...

Happy Birthday. And as far as that marathon goes - go get 'em!

Firefly's Running said...

Happy Birthday!!