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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

2 years later and I said yes again

Actually it was around the fourth of July when I agreed to run the Las Vegas Marathon. This year, two months earlier. I was talking to my friend and co-worker John about the marathon. He's now big into fitness (which is great and it's showing on him) so while discussing it, I mentioned I'd never do a full again but maybe a half. So he said, "Wanna sign up?"

"NO!"

But after many people talking me into it, including Justin, I agreed. This time around will be different. I'll have people I know training with me; John, his wife Chris, Matthew (husband of a friend at work), Nita and Justin! I had a friend the first time but we all know how that ended-sorry Poodle. I'll actually strength-train and cross-train this time and not be a sissy. Obviously that's why I was so weak when I did the full.

Not that I'm going for a competitive finish time, I would like my training to be easier and yet still challenging. I went into the first one weak and dumb. I'll just go into this one dumb but stronger!

So our first run is this Sunday...for 20 minutes...or so I've been told. But honestly, I could build up 13 miles in 28 weeks. I'll keep everyone posted.

5 comments:

-Tony- said...

Hey - I'm insipred too! I know you'll be fine, after all you've done more than I could ever imagine!

MEG said...

I'm planning on running the Twin Cities 10-mile, which takes place the same day as the TC Marathon. Maybe someday I'll go for the marathon, but it would have to be during a non-drum corps summer.

Jessi said...

T-you've done plenty on your bike. 500+ in a week! Don't downplay that!

M-During a non-dc summer? When's that? Just kidding. Seriously, when? :)

MEG said...

Quite possibly 2008.

John said...

Ha Ha. You almost made it sound like I gave you a chance to back out of it... You said you would think about it. I took that as "We are signed up and ready to go."

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm blissfully ignorant about what I'm getting myself in to with this whole "running a half marathon" thing. But, I am excited, I'll tell ya that. You may want to ask me again on Sunday morning when I wake up at the butt-crack of dawn to go running with the Roadrunners, but for now, I'm motivated!