this is me now

February 27, 2008

Just a Short Run

Filed under: countdowns,Larisa,running — by heatherdc @ 12:41 am

13.1 miles to be exact.

LB and I decided today that we’re going to run the “Just a Short Run Half Marathon“. It takes place on March 29, about five minutes from Crazy’s house. Which translates to, road trip with the roomies! And a weekend in Pittsburgh! And running a little race with LB! Gooood stuff.

The course circles a lake as it loops through a golf course and a park. Which sounds perfect; not too many hills, pretty scenery, and minimal traffic. Aside from potentially getting hit by a golf ball, I think we’ll be good to go!

I have no desire to run 25+ miles for 4+ hours right now, but I just want a little challenge. The treadmill & talk-show-on-TV-above routine gets old. I’m bored of the loops around here, not that I’ve even been able to run outside in months. And every now and then, it just helps to have something you’re aiming for. Granted it’s not likely that I’ll get the perfect 60º-sunny weather that I looove, I’m hoping that a month from now we’ll at least be able to see the ground.

Since a typical run for me now is 4-5 miles, I’m hoping that the training wont’ be too bad. Things on my to-do list (so far) only include:

-Update iPod “Exercise” play list
-Purchase nicer socks (preferably without wear-and-tear on the heels)
-Find some local trails and pray that the sun comes out to play with me Soon

Oh, and Winter, now would be the perfect time to take a hint. It’s almost March, we get it. You have officially worn out your welcome. Please pack your things, and leave. Thanks.

Countdown: 32 days!

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3 Comments »

  1. Glad I stumbled on your blog, I accidentally put March 23rd in my calendar. I’d be saying, “where are all of the people?”

    You should be able to ramp up to 13 miles by then. You’ll need to add a few weeks planning time in a decade or two.

    Good luck.

    Comment by Dave — March 2, 2008 @ 8:57 pm |Reply

  2. […] did a “long run” today, since I only have 2 weeks left before the “short run“.  My knees did not agree with this.  The first long one I did was a little over 7 miles. […]

    Pingback by 50+ year old Knees « this is me now — March 16, 2008 @ 11:01 pm |Reply

  3. […] will be my first 1/2 marathon, so wish me luck! I’m excited and ready for the challenge. I know I’m prepared, so […]

    Pingback by Ready for a ‘Short Run’ « this is me now — March 28, 2008 @ 7:50 am |Reply


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