Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Drills and Hills

Today was awesome. I really like that word. I received a great email from someone very dear to me and it was completely uplifting. Then I went to training. Our coach had us do some drills around the park. I love drills. We had to do sprints, lunges, butt kicks, and high skipping. Just when you think it can't get any better our coach leads us to this hill that's all nice and cleaned off for us and outlined in chalk. Yes there is some sarcasm going on here. We had to run up the hill twice then run up it again backwards. I really thought we had already done hill training in the park when we went for our warm up log. Those were not hills. Those were bumps compared to this thing. I did it. I'm feeling really good right now. I'm sure I'll be feeling it tomorrow. I did find out that we have to run up this massive hill in San Francisco during the marathon. Not going to let it phase me. Gonna keep on going. This is the best experience. I am going to be smiling at the end of this race.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 15 of Training

Hooray!!!! I ran 2.2 miles today without stopping to walk. I have never ran that far before. I actually went three miles but I walked during the last mile. My legs feel a little sore and I'll be sure to workout tomorrow. I don't want the lactic acid to build up. That happened earlier in the week. Ouch! Every time I'm at training I get more and more excited about doing this. My teammates are so much fun and everyone is so supportive. Kinda funny that I ran with my boss today. One of our Honorees came to practice. It really reminded me why I'm doing this. It's not all about running a Marathon. It's about making a difference in another person's life and showing your support I will not be the same person after this Marathon. I can't imagine not doing this all the time and I'm already thinking about the next event. Maybe triathlon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back on Track

Foiled were my plans to blog on a regular basis. My oldest son got into an unusual accident last week and threw a little wrench in my plans. A year ago I would have been all upset and doing the whole "WHY ME" thing but now I'm filled with curiosity. What will this all lead too?

I'll give just a little info on the situation. My oldest son ran the moped he was driving into the back of a parked boat. He has one badly broken leg, broken nose, 5 broken teeth, and a few hairline fractures in his skull. He's going to be OK but will need to heal for a little while. A few wonderful things have already started occurring because of all of this. It's amazing how if you just tweak your perception of things it can really create change.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

First day Training with TNT

Welcome to my blog. I recently joined Team in Training through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and I figured I should start a blog on my whole experience. Today was my first day of training. They're preparing us for the Nike Women's Marathon this October. I haven't ran since high school and to tell you the truth I really didn't like it then. I grew up in a home where both parents ran. Most Saturdays and Sundays were spent at races, watching my parents run. I never liked it. I thought the sweating and the smell were gross. Who would have thought I'd be training for my first marathon? Right now I'm not sure what's going to be a bigger test, the training or raising the donations for LLS. Any good fundraising ideas would be greatly appreciated.

So, back to today. Beginner's started off doing 2 miles. With how I'm feeling right now I almost wish I would have gone farther but it was hot and I was hungry. I'm definitely getting some better shoes. My feet are a little sore. I couldn't ask for a better team. Everyone is so positive and supportive. I already know this is going to be a great experience.