Okay, What Was I Thinking?

April 30, 2010

I’m not talking about making the decision to run a half-marathon when I was wheezing at the top of our stairs. Nor am I talking about the questionable sanity of doing said half–which, after dropping my training schedule, I re-christened the “ha!”-marathon–in a freezing downpour. No, the only thing I keep going over and over […]

A (Painful) Step In the Right Direction.

April 26, 2010

Yesterday, I completed my first half-marathon. Thirteen-point-one miles at 46.7 years of age, in 46 degree weather with rain that ranged from appropriately spring-like to downright Biblical. I couldn’t run the whole race, and I hadn’t intended to. The last race I’d run was a 5k over twenty years ago; I must have gained some […]

Can I finish anything I start? (Besides breakfast, I mean…)

February 17, 2010

In December, I announced rather publicly that I was going to do the More Half-Marathon in April. I dutifully (and unusually, for me) printed out the training schedule and started following it to the letter. I discovered that I loved running, got totally high off it, was able to eat more (yay!), and even noticed […]