Saturday, April 28, 2007

I did it~ OMG!

Okay, i did it. I am registered to run the 2007 Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon in Virginia Beach over Labor day weekend. So, the kids and I are going on vacation the first week of September, and I am going to run 13.1 miles. I already have a place to stay, thanks to military buddies, Mike and Stef; and Mike is going to start with me, and meet me at the finish line. I am so jazzed! I went and bought a new pair of sneakers, the right kind. ASICS GT-2110. I tend to over pronate, and these are for heavier runners who over pronate. I also got the special insoles for those of us who have flatter feet. I walked around in them last night, and for the first time in a long time my instep on my left foot doesnt hurt. weird. The top of my foot doesnt hurt either, so maybe that is what i needed! i am very excited about this. Mike also told me that on the website for the shamrock marathon...www.shamrockmarathon.com there is a training guide to being able to train properly for a 1/2 marathon. i am very excited about this. I am really going to do it! Also, on the training guide, it talks about cross training 2 x a week; which is really cool because i have been conteplating playing softball 2x a week. With practices; i figure i can run to practice, do the practice and then run home. it gets my mileage in, and also does the cross training. I havent completely decided to do softball, but am definately doing the running. and the race. I paid for my entrace fee to the race ($75.00). a sizeable enough investment that i will not overlook it.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Great, good luck with the training.