Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh no.. I'm starting to get nervous

Oh my gosh. Panic is setting in. I am a very slow runner, about 4 miles an hour to be exact and that might include a little walking here and there. Which means, no problem finishing the Seattle 1/2 and Vegas 1/2 before the courses close. However, I'm getting nervous. A little panicky to be exact. I ran 8 miles last Saturday. Took about 4 hours. Now foot hurts, big surprise. Foot will live. Just need to ice and stretch blah blah blah.

Anyway, there are 5 weeks left of training and 5 long runs. 8 miles, 9 miles, 10 miles then the taper off to 6 and 4 then race week. Panic is here. Okay deep breath! That's not working...

Monday, October 3, 2011


There are a lot of things going on. First and foremost, I'll be doing the Seattle Half Marathon in November, not the full. My original training schedule was for a full, then I was updating the schedule and updated off the half marathon schedule so I've been under training. Anyway, I'm doing the half. Which I'm fine with. I only started this crazy adventure to make sure I kept running and got in shape. That is definitely happening. Can you say "Incredible shrinking ass?" I can. Mine is smaller, kinda flat looking. Definitely need to fix that part, but the shrinking part is great.

So to recap: Seattle Half (running) in November, Las Vegas Rock & Roll half a week later (walking with a bunch of friends and Rock & Roll full in Seattle in June!

The unbearable hip and back pain are going away. All the thanks to the chiropractor and his magic stretching along with the adjustments. My back is so much better and my hips don't hurt as much when I walk and run. Last weeks Wednesday run was only 3 miles, but it felt great and there was no walking involved.

Enjoy your week. Looks like it's going to be a cold week for running in Burien.