Sunday, January 30, 2011

Time to save some lives!

Summer season for Team In Training starts THIS Saturday!! And it’s not too late to join the TEAM! My life has totally changed over the last year and a half and TNT is completely responsible. I am happier, healthier, and all around a better person because I went to that info meeting (kicking and screaming) August 2009. Just give it some thought. You will be forever grateful. And so will SO many others.

What events are we training for?

Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX – May 1st

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half Marathon – June 5th

Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon, Anchorage, AK – June 18th

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Don’t you want that shiny medal? Of course you do! So go to the TNT website NOW!

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Friday, January 28, 2011

To run or not to run…

Well, I’ve decided not to run The Texas Half tomorrow. I’m not totally happy about the decision but oh well. It’s probably the smart one. I’m still coughing like crazy. And don’t really feel back to normal. On the up side, I got a good report back on my chest xrays today. Lungs all clear. So I think I’m just gonna hit the gym hard this week and slowly get back to running. We’ll see. Hopefully Austin won’t kill me.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Look, we’re famous!

Guess who’s beautiful mugs made the website for The New Year’s Day Half Marathon? Serene, Lisa, and I, that’s who!

Check it out here.

Pretty cool, huh. And if you happened to read the comments on my last post then you would know that the race is going to be bigger next year. Bigger meaning that they will be able to go out on some streets. Meaning that there will be far less u-turns. Meaning yay! I'm pretty excited.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Not a great way to start 2011

I'm sick.

I never get sick. But I am sick. For over a week. So I guess I should say that I rarely get sick. Instead of never. I have the occasional allergies but nothing major. Ever. Until New Year's Eve...

Late that afternoon I started aching all over. It was weird. I had no other symptoms. Just a body aches. Now, right there a normal person would have thought - flu. But see, I'm not normal. I've never had the flu. My kids have never had the flu. I'm sure my husband has but he gets sick like a normal person. So I didn't know. I just thought maybe I was getting a cold. So I woke up at 6:00am the next morning and began getting ready for the New Year's Day Half Marathon. I so did NOT want to go. I have never been tempted not to run in something I've signed up for until now. I did NOT want to go. But I went. I felt horrible but I went. It was New Year’s Day. How could I start my year off not doing something that I’ve committed to do?


It was a small race. 200 people at The Trails of Watters Creek in Allen, TX. And it was freezing. 20 degrees outside. Only warming up to the 30's by the end of the race. I actually felt dread when the gun went off. No excitement. Just dread. Serene and I met up around mile 3. We were both miserable. My chest was killing me and I wanted to quit. Her knee was killing her and she wanted to quit. There are no good things to say about it. At one point, when I was complaining about my symptoms, she said "You sound like you have the flu" What? Maybe. I guess I always thought there was more to the flu. I don’t know.

We both finished the race together. As many times as we’ve run together, we’ve never actually crossed a finish line at the same time. It was nice. We have no pictures of our day. I did take the below pic with my iPhone of the medal. See the arrow…

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Will I run this again next year? I don’t know. The course was pretty but it was an out and back. I’m never that found of an out and back. Plus this one had a TON of u-turns. Tons. If you have any type of knee, ankle, or foot injury, u-turns are never good for that. My arch was screaming at me by the end. But it was small and that was really nice. Plus parking was a breeze. We literally sat in our warm cars until it was time to start and then sprinted to the start. So easy. AND we got two tech shirts. TWO. A short sleeve and a long sleeve. That was a really nice surprise.

Soooooo I hope this is not a sign of what is to come for 2011. I hope this was just a hurdle that I somehow had to get over to start the awesomeness that is soon to begin. Yea, let’s go with that theory…

New Years Day Half Marathon – 2:14:15