I turned 23 last weekend.
I’m got these vibram five fingers:
I also got a garmin GPS and a book about running marathons, among other things.
I got a raise this week. i got a “tax bonus” from the US government,
which felt kind of weird… i went hiking and strawberry picking. I also went on the Roswell
ghost tour, which was amazing.
I’ve been running but my I think I sprained my knee.
July 21, 2007 – Too Hot to Handle 5k Open (3.1 miles) – 30.27 pace: 9:47 m/m
(first race ever)
Feb 7 2008 – Chattahoochee Challenege 10k (6.2 miles) – 57:33 pace: 9:15 m/m
March 20, 2008 – Georgia ING Half Marathon (13.1 miles) – 2:06:52 pace: 9:40 m/m
(PR)*** April 19, 2008 – Water for the World 5k (3.1 miles) – 25:03 (first in age group?!) pace: 8:03 m/m ***
April 27, 2008 – Homestretch Challenege 10K (6.2) – 53:54 (first in age group..?) pace: 8:40 m/m
The Homestretch Challenege was definitely not my best work. I was tired and I was not ready.
……Also, I’ll admit I was pretty scared to run the half marathon. I sprinted at the end and I knew I was holding out because I was scared of the mileage.
Other than that, my only excuse is that I’m a NON-RUNNER!
However, it does feel good to break into the 8’s!
By the way, I won three months of free access to “Curves” in a raffle at the Homestretch Challenege…?!
I gave it to m mom.
GOALS: 5k – 22:40
10k – 47:25
1/2 Marathon – 1:45
Marathon: 3:40 or less! (Boston Qualify!)
This will probably take more than a year.
<— “Homestretch” Trophy
Is it just me? Or is this election a serious beat-down? f I can’t stand to hear Hillary/Obama/McPain ramble on. I used to be such a junkie! Come to think of it, I have noticed a certain level of apathy among all people who get really interested in politics. Following or studying politics for a few years is kind of like slowly finding out that your favorite TV show is fake. ….(although I found out that “The Hills” is fake, and I still watch (it’s def. not my fav…))
What I mean to say is, I’m so tired of the doublespeak in politics. The sound bites. The photo ops. ARgh.
It’s rainy and cold here in Georgia and I haven’t gone running in five days. That could be why I’m in a bad mood.
In other news, I want set my sights on the next big run.
To be honest, as a “non-runner,” I did not like running with and in front of so many people during the half marathon at all. I didn’t really think it was a fun experience, but I need a goal to work towards.
Any and all tips would be greatly apperciated! I’d be shocked if I could pull this one off.
The full marathon is in November.
Also, I want to get the Nina Simone Pastal Blues CD.
I’ve listened to some of her stuff online and it seems good.
Pictures from the Georgia ING:
( I didn’t finish at 2:15 – the clock starts when the first people start running. It takes a lot of time to get up to the front. It took me about 13 minutes or so.)
I finished the half marathon with 9 minute miles today.
Kinda slow, I know, but it’s just a start.
I’m just glad I didn’t stop running for the duration of 13 miles.
The race seemed uphill, and it was 40 degrees and rainy.
I pulled both calves at mile nine, but survived.
I had a pretty awful week, overall. On Sunday, I dislocated my thumb. On Monday, I woke up extremely sick and missed work. On Tuesday, I was still feeling awful and I was groggy, so made a few mistakes at work because I didn’t sleep the night before. On Wednesday, a drunk driver hit me. On Thursday, I suffered a pretty severe anaphylaxis reaction to some antibiotics. Apparently there were antibiotics in some chicken I had the night before. It’s scary to have a reaction like that.
After I was feeling better today, I ran 6 miles with my brother (who’s home from Union University). The weather was absolutely beautiful and my whole family is still grateful he’s OK after what happened to his school. I guess things are pretty good after all. I still have the rest of the week ahead of me.
Half marathon in three (3) days…..
a slightly cheesy but still interesting video about Union University
I was hit by a drunk driver tonight. I’m fine though.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
No exceptions: even if you are the star of your own “little people” reality television show.