Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Drum roll, please..........

I am going to run the full Bayshore marathon in May. It took a lot of thought to get to this point. To turn away from the half so soon. After only one. What if I love the full and never to back?

I fell in love with the half. It was the most fun I've ever had. It is easy to train for. Whoa, whoa, whoa.....did I just say that? Let me make it clear that we all know that there was nothing "easy" about my training for the half this past summer. Nothing. It was hard. I don't think I ever cried, but still, it was very hard. Maybe I should rephrase that statement to say that with the half, training is easier to schedule.

I thought that I would spend the 9 weeks following the GR Half doing a couch to 5k plan and then figure something else out for a couple months and then start training for the Bayshore Half. Running isn't enough of a habit for me yet to just get out there and do it without something to work towards everyday. I need to know that if I skip a run, that I'll be paying for it come race day. I'm Catholic, guilt does amazing things for me.

Plus, all the love in my heart for running isn't going to keep me focused this winter. A planned schedule that will prepare me to move myself 26 miles on the other hand, that just might do it.

In other news - the handsome Steve just asked if I was going to mention the knee surgery he had on Friday. You should have seen me. I was in all of my Florence Nightingale glory. I made him is favorite snacks. I made sure he spent plenty of time on the couch. He made a little whimper, and I was jumping to see what I could get him. But by Saturday I realized he was in zero discomfort. Not only had he not busted out the Vicodin, he hadn't so much as needed an Advil. So then I had him walking all over the mall with me to see if they had an Avon kiosk (they didn't ). I also had him cleaning the ceiling fan in our foyer (not sure when it got that gross, definitely couldn't wait). By Sunday he got smart again and whined about it aching.

(Terri - I didn't forget that you tagged me, stay tuned)

7 comments:

RunningLaur said...

a full marathon, congrats!

chris said...

I am the same way, Amy. Unless I have a goal in mind, it is hard for me to stay motivated. Don't get me wrong, I love running. But when it is freeeezing outside and the wind is blowing, I would much rather stay inside the cozy house.

I applaud your marathon goal. You have a good amount of time to get prepared and I know you will do great.

Liz said...

Congrats on going with the full!! I'm thinking about possibly traveling to San Diego for the marathon in May....we'll see!!

Julie said...

I think that's awesome! And you don't have to start training till January. I think we'll be on a similar schedule- I registered for the Flying Pig.

Pat said...

Now you can run half marathons as part of your training program.

Terri said...

Hey Amy, Yep, I agree with Chris, 6 months is plenty of time to get ready for the full in May. Your really long runs will start coming when it's more decent weather out again. I'm here to support you, as are many others in blogland. If the training gets to you, just tell us about it and we'll pick you back up again. You'll feel that great feeling of acomplishment all over again believe me!

Oh, and it's nice to see I'm not the only linked to someone who can act like a big baby when he wants to be taken care of! :-)

N.D. said...

That will be great to do a full!! The training - scheduling it -can be a bit harder but you did the half, you can train for and finish the full. Good for you!