Thursday, July 23, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Run for Central Park

Today I did my first race in NYC. It was only a little 4 miler, but it was lots of fun. I love seeing how many people come out for races... I am always amazed!  This was the "Run for Central Park" race, and it was to support keeping Central Park clean and green. The race didn't start until 9 am, which was kind of a bummer, because it was already pretty hot, but it was nice not to have to wake up at the crack of dawn. The race went well for me, although I have been a little frustrated as I have started running again, because I am having to get back in shape all over again. It bugs me that I am not where I was when my knee went out. I know I will get back there, and probably pretty quickly, but still. :( Anyway... I did reach my realistic goal, which was to get under 36 minutes, but I didn't reach my super goal of running 8:30 minute miles. My watch time was 35:51, so hopefully my chip time will be close to that.

Oh, and just an update on the knee, so far it has been feeling great.  I did some PT, and then started back in really slowly, and have finally started working up to more miles.  The longest I have gone is only 5 miles, so we will see if it can hang in there for the rest of the marathon training!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Family Affair


I have an amazing husband who is a tremendous athlete. He's positive, fast, and strong. I cannot tell you how helpful it is to have another marathon runner in the house. We eat the right foods together, we run together when we can (he is a LOT faster than I am), we schedule races together, and we push each other.

Jona's thinking of entering the City of Oaks Marathon in early November, putting him running 26.2 three weeks after me. I breathed a sigh of relief when he mentioned it today. It will make my training that much easier, that much better. Having this running business be a family affair feels pretty good.