Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gone running

Haven't been here in a while. I'll be back eventually, but for now you can follow me on my marathon training journey. I'm just about 16 weeks into a 20 week training program with Joints in Motion and the Arthritis Foundation for the Inaugural Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon June 27th, 2009. Wow, that's coming up!

I've logged 280 miles so far, longest run in one go has been 15 miles. Wow, I never thought I'd be wishing I had only signed up for the half-marathon. :)

Running a marathon was never on my life 'to do' list. It was something other people did. People ask what is it that pushed me to sign up. I'm not exactly sure, just wanting to do something. I'm getting in great shape and making a difference to a worthwhile cause.

I originally signed up for the half marathon, and was reluctantly talked into doing the full. I told myself I don't have the run the whole thing. The group I'm training with is a good bunch of people. I can't remember if it was Tina or Sean who told me about the Seattle Rock & Roll. A band every mile. That's pretty cool, I like music. Run 13 miles, hmmm, I play soccer now so at least I'm active. Tina kept telling me that I'm a runner. I was a runner back in high school, what 15+ years ago! Once a runner, not always a runner.

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