Chocolate: It's Why We Run

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Update?

Can't wait to hear how it all went! Someone post soon please! Read a bit on Cari's blog but not enough- and where is the picture of the necklace??

The half-marathon with strollers went okay. It was an overall fun experience but my neighbor suffered an injury en route so took away from the fun. Fortunately she is feeling much better now and we're hoping it was more of a minor injury than it seemed at the time! She ended up with a troublesome knee injury the last two miles so we had to walk it in. (Well, I walked and she limped. At least the stroller made a nice crutch.) Little guy did well- slept most of the way and when he did wake up, cooed on the downhills. (I felt like cooing too- the uphills were hard for me and the break on the downhills much needed.) He did have some tears near the end but they were short-lived.

We had lots of cheers and comments- the race was @ 70% women so I felt a bit like I was out in San Fran with you all! Probably my favorite part of the whole experience was driving my car to the start, passing by all the buses, with the "official race vehicle" pass they gave us on my dashboard. It was really nice to sit and nurse in a warm car while watching all the other runners huddle in the cold desert waiting for the start. We stepped out just minutes before starting, toasty warm with cozy little ones.

Post soon with details!

L

Monday, October 16, 2006

Time is ticking

Less than a week away!!! ARE YOU READY?????????

San Francisco weather for Oct. 22 according to Yahoo Weather, extended forcast:
Sunny, High 66°FLow 56°F -- Could it get more perfect than that???

Drink lots of water, eat lots of pasta, get plenty of rest!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

girlfriend cards


Here's a link to the cards Lanette and I used to help us finish our long run in the Outer Banks. They really helped take my mind off how incredibly horrible I felt. And boy did we spark some conversations!!!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Last long one

I ran my last long run yesterday. I know, I know....I'm supposed to be tapering. But after my crappy run in the heat of the Outer Banks, I needed to do another long run just to give myself the confidence I needed for this marathon in a couple weeks.

I was supposed to run long on Monday...but it was 83 degrees. Yesterday it was around 60....perfect! I just set out to do 3 1/2 hours. I ended up running around the perimeter of my town. And the last hour involved long country roads...which translates to long country uphills!!!! I can't believe I finished a run like that slogging up hills!

But it felt good to be able to run that far without too much trouble. My body was certainly aching that last hour...and to think in the marathon I'd have another hour to run...oh my!

So I know I probably shouldn't have, but I did it....3 1/2 hours. I just hope I didn't over do it!

Last long one

I ran my last long run yesterday. I know, I know....I'm supposed to be tapering. But after my crappy run in the heat of the Outer Banks, I needed to do another long run just to give myself the confidence I needed for this marathon in a couple weeks.

I was supposed to run long on Monday...but it was 83 degrees. Yesterday it was around 60....perfect! I just set out to do 3 1/2 hours. I ended up running around the perimeter of my town. And the last hour involved long country roads...which translates to long country uphills!!!! I can't believe I finished a run like that slogging up hills!

But it felt good to be able to run that far without too much trouble. My body was certainly aching that last hour...and to think in the marathon I'd have another hour to run...oh my!

So I know I probably shouldn't have, but I did it....3 1/2 hours. I just hope I didn't over do it!