Chocolate: It's Why We Run

A community of runners (or others) logging in their progress for encouragement and motivation.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Rejuvenated, part II

I have been excited to run this marathon, but with a sort of major setback (anemia, causing extreme fatigue when trying to run) I was getting very worried about being able to train at all. It seemed impossible for me to run over 20 minute without feeling like I was running under water. But with the overloading of iron I have been doing in the past month, I think I am finally starting to get better! The run with Cari was my first real test, and yes we ran slow, but we ran! Since then, I have been getting out there, still running slow, but running nonetheless. I am hoping that I will soon be able to get back to 10 minute miles (yes I did say slow) for more than a few miles. I am going for 1:45 this week and 2 hours next week - a bit behind schedule but still okay. Thanks Cari for the lift!

I hope to see everyone in the Outer Banks on the weekend of Sept 22-24 for our last long run party!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I have to admit, I haven't been all that excited about this marathon. I wanted to be. I talked some people into doing it. I started this blog for motivation. And I chose a marathon that seemed incredibly fun. But still, I lacked enthusiasm for the training, event, etc.

Until yesterday. Lanette and I finally ran together, for the first time in I don' t know how long. We only did 1 1/2 hours, and we were slow. But it felt so good to be running with my friend again. I even went out and bought a cute matching running outfit.

So Saturday, I plan to run for 2 hours. What's everyone else doing now???