I saw this on facebook, but needed to share. Especially since #18 poignant here!
I got an e-mail from the Columbus Running Club, I guess from when I registered for my Soldier Half Marathon I got on their list. I was looking through their upcoming races and they have a FREE HALF MARATHON.
It’s a certified and timed course. Getting a shirt is a option (for $). I’m assuming there are no medals since it’s free, but I’ve been hoping to get in a half as a training run in January and this seems too good to pass up!
2 weeks ago: 184.4
This week: 186.4
Yuck, but considering I spent 8 days out of my routine I’m OK with this number, but 3 weeks ago I was 181. I have WORK to do!
I’m in week 3 of marathon training!!
Today called for 3 miles and I decided to do speedwork at the track with my new running buddy.
I did 2 warm up laps then intervals of speed laps and walking laps. It was COLD, COLD, COLD out. I thought my speed laps were going to be ugly, but I was plesantly surprised. My first one was 1:59.2 and then my second lap was 1:54.8. The next 2 were 1:55ish each. Apparently I can run faster in the cold! I wrapped up with speed running the straight aways and walking the curves of the track for my laps 2 laps
Look at my stat’s from my week at home last week!
Got all my scheduled training runs in PLUS a 3 mile leisure walk by the beach and tons of other walking as transportation!
I’m still scurrrrred about my WIW tomorrow, but I’m pleased with my mileage.
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I’m at the airport for hour 3 waiting to get on a flight. My original flight was cancelled, but I was able to get on a later one thankfully that should start boarding soon.
Sitting in the airport sucks, especially with a dog (Freddie is a champ), however I got a free round trip ticket for my trouble. Which means I don’t have to worry about finding money for my plane ticket for the LA Marathon. Yay!!!
They say a camera adds 10 pounds. So every time I weigh myself, I hold a camera and subtract 10 pounds. I’m pretty sure it works.
Walking on the boardwalk at sunset with one of my besties.
Walking home in the freezing rain without an umbrella because being an alcoholic is more important to my mother than anything else.
Once I get home I’m going for a run. I’ll already be wet so why the fuck not – it’s better than being home with her.
Being at my mom’s on Long Island and car-less is annoying at times, but I generally make it work. Trains are helpful as is waking.
It’s interesting I’ve been a runner for nearly 2 years, but walking seems so foreign. Remember when we used to walk around in giant herds in junior high and high school before we could drive? I also walked a lot in college and grad school since I lived on campus and rarely had to leave.
Living in both Texas and Alabama the past 4+ years has limited my walking as a means of transportation drastically. So much stuff is far apart and it’s not the culture (obesity rates anyone?).
Clearly when you are in NYC you do a lot of walking which I love. However walking around Long Island is strange. I’m nearly at my destination now – starbucks for coffee and free wifi (to apply for jobs). I enjoyed my mile-ish walk and typing this post at the same time. Have you walked for transportation lately?