Friday, June 20, 2008
Hi-I wanted to introduce myself first. My name is Cari and I recently joined Marathon Mommies. I have been reading the blog for a while and decided I would like to be a part of it--since I'm a little bit of a blogaholic anyway! I have done several 5k's and have run short distances for several years. I decided to start training in April for my first 1/2 marathon at the end of June. This leads me to the bummer part.....I live in Iowa where the flooding is pretty bad. Our 1/2 marathon was scheduled through a state park on the trails. I'm not sure all of the details but somehow the race had to be changed to a 10-mile run instead of a 1/2. This will still be the longest race I've ever run in but it is still a bummer to train for a 1/2 for 12 weeks and then 2 weeks before find out I won't get to actually finish it. Of course there is a small part of me saying hmmmmm 10 does sound better than 13.1! :) And of course I am lucky in that this is the only way I've personally been affected by the floods. It just stinks when you set a goal and then you have no possibility of reaching it due to circumstances out of your control. Anyway, thanks for letting me be part of your blog!!