When you’re a baby runner such as myself, you brag about your runs on Facebook with posts like “Just finished a run and I feel great!” mainly to make yourself feel better about being a baby runner. You run the occasional 5K and think very highly of yourself as a result. You talk a big talk… and run a big walk… until you decide to commit to the Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Then reality hits and you realize exactly how teeeeeeny your wittle runs have been up until now. Not only how teeny and itty bitty they were, but how sloooow you’ve actually been running.
I started training 5 weeks ago. Yesterday I hit the 4 mile marker. And for a baby runner like me, one who has never run anything over 3 miles, 4 miles is a BIG HUGE deal.
I’d like to thank About.com for supplying training schedules and info for just about any topic imaginable. I’d also like to thank this adorable human being for making my runs a little more entertaining (like crossing the road without announcing it and stopping to use the restroom at the end of mile 2 without telling me… He’ll kill me for disclosing that, btw…):
And I’m going to go ahead and prematurely thank David Kuehls for his book, 4 Months to a 4 Hour Marathon… which is about to become my Bible.
I’m pretty much still on the high from yesterday’s performance. That feeling carried me all the way through the worst day of the week (Mondays stink!)
What’s getting me through the rest of the week is the promise of a vacation next week! Onward!