Thursday, June 26, 2008

From my inbox this AM

Greetings from the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, EP5K and ABB Team Challenge.

Registration fees to increase on July 1
Registration fees in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will increase on July 1. The marathon rate will go up $20 and the half marathon fee will increase by $10. For more information and to register online, click (on the link provided by Micah on the side.) Also, as of June 25th, the marathon registration was 70% full.

In other news, I started running again. It sucks. I can't believe I agreed to do this.

Love to you all.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What are ya'll doing?

I am in a slump. Who knew when we started that I would take off and challenge myself (not one who runs) to run? I have officially been training since Christmas. I have logged over 200 miles. My longest run has been 8 miles in 1:20-ish. My fastest mile has been 10:24-ish. I have been chased by dogs on multiple occasions and even bit once. (I even shopped for mace) I have graduated to wearing proper running clothes instead of just "workout wear" due to rubbing raw skin. I love my nike+ system that keeps me organized. (I love numbers and graphs)

Since the hot weather has become a constant, I have not enjoyed my morning runs. To avoid the heat, I should wake up and run earlier than 8 am, but that is proving to be close to impossible. (Apparently I am not the early morning person I used to be... I blame a night-owl husband and two kids) I began a training program with nike+ for a half-marathon in mid-April so that I could work up to training for the marathon, but I have failed the computer program. I have dropped the ball. I have fallen off the horse. My spirits are low, my excitement is gone. I do not have the perseverance related to marathon training. I need help. I need direction. I need accountability. I need training. I need team support.

Is anyone else thinking this? Maybe I am the only one totally overwhelmed. How did I get into this? I am no runner. Perseverance is not my thing. Where's my team?

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm #1! (At least in one respect) to me
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