Me and some friends after the Columbus, OH half marathon on April 13th. It was my first half and I finished in 2:01:35. Slower that I wanted to, but great considering I had the stomach flu the day before and was not feeling well. Guess that makes me half of a marathon mommy!
Hi Mommies! I finally decided to take the plunge and join the blog. I'm excited to have a great group of women to discuss running with. I am friends with Polliwog, currently on pregnancy non-running status, and she recommended the blog to me. I've been running for almost 4 years, and I'm 18 days away from my first marathon. YIKES! Just the thought makes my stomach churn. It was fun to read about everyone's Salt Lake and Boston races. I thought I was going to have a friend to run my race with, but she's out injured, so I'm going it alone. Anyone ever run an entire marathon by themselves? My biggest worry is that music players/headphones are strictly banned, so I can't use music as motivation or distraction. I haven't been running my long runs with music, but I've always had a friend to talk to. My other worry is that I think I peaked too soon. My family took a trip to Florida, so I did my 20 miler a week early. I tried to squeeze in one more, but only eeked out 16.5 that day because I wasn't feeling well. I'm supposed to be tapering now, but I might do a few extra miles on my long run this weekend (12) to make sure I've still got it in me. That leaves 2 weeks of solid tapering. Good idea? Bad idea?
Just a few things about me: I am a former high school English teacher, a mother of three, and I love to read, cook, exercise, travel, and enjoy the outdoors. My husband is going to teach accounting at a university in Oregon, so we're moving there in 6 weeks. We currently live in Michigan. I love to run for the the way it makes me feel full of energy and ready for whatever life throws at me, for my great-looking running legs, and to prove to myself I can do it. And of course so I can eat all the ice cream I want. I am excited to become a better runner. I'm also excited to get to know you better and read about all your running and racing adventures.