Sunday, March 29, 2009

One year ago, I was victorious

in the Georgia ING Half Marathon. And by victorious, I mean that I finished. I have to admit, I was pretty surprised by that fact, since it was the longest distance I had ever run in my entire life. 

And I didn't actually do to badly. In fact, I realized that long distance running may be my athletic calling [as opposed, to say, any sport at all that involves a ball . . . or hand eye coordination . . . or rules]. 

I did three halfs total in 2008. Here's me and Sissy/MOH Bird finishing one on Thanksgiving Day.

Unfortunately, after that great race, I didn't run another step all winter. I went in to serious hibernation. Yeah sure, some light yoga here and there with bff bridal brigade member Julia, but not much else. Not anything else.

I certainly wasn't able to do this year's ING race. Instead, I jogged the 3/4 mile to bff Kate's house to congratulate her on her approx. 289th half finish. Let's just say I was more than winded upon arrival.

So, I'm getting back on the horse. I'm already signed up for the Peachtree Road-race, Atlanta's 4th of July tradition and the largest 10k road-race in the WORLD. And there is a new half marathon starting in Atlanta this year on October 4th, just 20 days before the wedding. 

What better way to ensure I'm in tip-top wedding shape and have these post-Title IX arms?

She is HOT. 


  1. hey! i'm in a totally similar boat. in summer 2008 i started off the season with a 5 km race, followed by 2 sprint triathlons, and a 10 km road race. I too, went into severe hibernation. so annoying!!

    but starting up again in the pool tomorrow AM. good luck with the training!

  2. thank you so much!!! man it's attack of the nicole's!!! i am so proud of you for getting back into running - i hope to be able to do a race this year but i am super out of shape! good luck. thanks for all of your support!!!

  3. I am impressed. My wonky knees ensure that I won't be running that far unless/until I am chased by zombies.


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