Monday, December 08, 2008

Back In the Running

(Kitty) After three weeks of moping around a bit and giving in to being "too tired to run" in the morning (probably from going to bed after midnight for days on end just because we could!) -


We're running the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, on Sunday, February 1 (SuperBowl Sunday). Woo-hooo! (I think.) It's kind of hard to get our excitement up again. Part of me is wondering what kind of cataclysmic event is going to happen to cancel this marathon! But... I'm sure we'll actually get to run it. And as our friend Dwight (who you may remember is trying to run a marathon, but also got cancelled out of the Pasadena one) said, "At least this one we know we can finish! It's on a flat beach, not hills!"

So John and I finally started running again on Saturday (with only 8 weeks to train before the race!). The good news is that I pushed myself and did a good time for the 1-mile and 3-mile marks. (I'm not going to tell you we only ran 3 miles. But hey! It's been three weeks since we ran at all!) Then today I did an even better 1-mile time, but missed a stoplight and was slower than my Saturday 3-mile time by 23 seconds.

The bad news is my heart feels like it's going to explode all over the inside of my chest! LOL! As John put it today, "When you're at the store today, will you pick me up a men's large stamina?"

LOL!! So - we'll keep you updated!! PLEASE leave some comments here and cheer us on!!

1 comment:

Bridgette said...

Hey! It's been too long since we've talked and I've been thinking and missing you a lot lately - missing all of our SoCal friends. I think it's because we didn't get to visit this summer. We really miss you guys - please know you're never forgotten. It's just that I have trouble remembering my own name these days (parent of two = brain numbness for unsaid amount of time, apparently :0).

Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your marathon being cancelled. I can't imagine how pissed I would've been if the LA one had been called off after 8 months of training. I'm glad you signed up for the half-marathon. Don't give up. When you cross that finish line, you're going to feel like you're the greatest thing since Jesse Owens. Keep on runnin'!

Love you!