Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My first Half Marathon -- WooooooHoooo!

Here I am crossing the finish line!  What a feeling of accomplishment.  

I signed up for the Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon a month ago when my training for it was going well.  Then I got sick.  For two weeks I was unable to train and we all know what that means, right? Next thing I know it is off to Kentucky to meet with my friends for the Susan Komen run (see below) and I was exhausted when I got home. I started psyching myself out over doing the half. Well, I finally just decided to do it and quit worrying about it and the training I had done would be enough -- afterall, I wasn't looking for a great time or a PR -- naw, I would be happy to finish.  

Running in the Redwoods is so exhilarating!  If you ever have the chance to do a run here I encourage you to do so.  The course is relatively flat, the temps in the 50-60's, great people, great running club & sponsors and just an all around good feeling. Now to go get my tattoo!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Susan Komen Race for the Cure - Louisville

Well, me and my friends, we did it!  Now some of you may remember that Deej, Me, Sarah & Steph have been "talking" on a website for the past two years and we had never met.  Until this past weekend in Louisville!  This was a weekend to remember on many levels.  The Komen Louisville 5k was so encouraging.  So many women, lots of SWAG and a beautiful city.  I loved the hospitality of Louisville and would love to go back there.  I only wish we could have had a longer weekend.  Would I do it again?  YOU BET!!!

One more thing...

Have you noticed how many more supporters and sponsors there are this year for breast cancer than ever before?  That was one of our topics over this fun-girl weekend.  We may actually see a cure for breast cancer in our generation.  THAT is something worth running for!