Day one down and in the books. 8 miles (7:48) and just finished the blasted P90X Abripper! I woke up ready to go and with a much better attitude than 2 weeks ago. (Who would plan to start their plan 2 weeks before Christmas anyway!) On the docket tomorrow, 6 miles in the morning and 45 minutes on the bike at the gym after work. (I am meeting my super fast pregnant friend Jess and we are going to bike and yap!!) Good times!!
I was hoping to do my long run outside on Thursday since I don't work but looks like the wind chill might get the best of me. I'm hoping to get at least half of it done outside and then move inside to my new best friend, the treadmill. Mark my words, I will not run 1 stinkin' mile on this SOB next summer!
I've made some decisions for 2010. $585 worth of decisions in 10 minutes to be precise-who said this was a cheap sport? Here goes:
I am running the Fargo half on May 22nd but not the 5K the night before. I've decided to cheer my mom on in her first race as well as my two girls! I like to spectate and it's not all about me all the time!
I am running the Manitoba Full marathon on June 20th. Holy Crap, I swore I would only ever run 1 marathon and now I'm running three in one year. Not so much for some of you crazy running fools but a lot for my crazy schizo brain. Manitoba turned out to be the perfect fit as it is only 1 hour and 45 minutes from home and a very easy race to spectate. I also really enjoyed the course for the half last year! Yes, the idea that I could have even the slightest chance of finishing on the podium here if I have a good day did factor into my decision.
I am running the Ragnar Relay in August and I think I will be running about 17 total miles. This will be difficult as all of the miles will be run at more like 10K pace not marathon pace. I think this will be one of the highlights of my year!
Finally, I will be running the Twin Cities Marathon again for my fall marathon. I love the fact that it was a huge family weekend and I'm not ready to give that up. I'm laying it all on the table for this race...
I will likely run the Dick Beardsley half in September, the Monster Dash Half in October, and a few local 5 and 10K's. I won't register for these until much closer.
That's it for the running news!
I'm off to Fargo this weekend with Reese. Her 'new' team has a tournament there! Joe is with Ryan and Max so Reese and I get another weekend to ourselves! It's hard to split up all the time with all the traveling but I do enjoy having individual time with my kids. Most of the communication in my marraige however takes place via text message lately and I will be very excited to head to Boston for more reasons than just the marathon! Time to cheer on the Vikes and fold clothes! Yippee!