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.