Saturday, July 30, 2011

THAT wasn't the plan!

Today the plan was to do 10 miles in the hills.  I did about 2.  Something went horribly wrong and my calves were cramping.  Cramping HARD!  It was like duel charlie horses.  I knew enough to realize that it meant something was wrong.  I don't know what, but something.  I decided not to push it but instead listen.  I hobbled home and will attempt this long run tomorrow instead.  Today is about icing, stretching, hydrating and getting ready to try again.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Still thinking marathon

As of this moment, it is still my plan to participate in and FINISH a marathon on Oct. 9.  I can't think of anything that is going to derail these plans (except a car accident on the way to the start, lol).  I am excited.  I mean REALLY excited.  I know you are are thinking, is she nuts?  Well, YES!   

So, I am focusing on this goal, but I have my next one selected as well.  I would LOVE to be in shape to participate in the Super Spartan in AZ with my brother in Feb.  So, brother J- you ready to do it again?  For those who wonder what I am talking about, here is the link.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Change in plans

Not by my planning, but there was a change in plans yesterday morning and I did not participate in the half marathon as planned. On my way to my half marathon I was involved in a wreck.  I was the 3rd car in line stopped at the light. Big trail blazer type vehicle hit me from behind full speed (one of the officers saw the entire wreck!!) and threw me (my car) into the subaru in front of me. The entire back and front of my car are crushed. The back window exploded. The passenger compartment, perfect condition. Most everyone at the scene was asking me all kinds of questions about the type of car and how I like it otherwise because of how well I was protected. I want my car back, but I really believe that I should have been severely injured. I am so grateful not to be. I will have a seat belt bruise and need a chiro, but there is no blood or broken bones I am aware of!  I also have 3 police officers who truly can't believe they weren't calling an ambulance for me.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Here I go again.

Tomorrow morning I am getting up bright and early to go another 13.1 miles.  Yep, I have entered another Half Marathon.  Not nearly so stressed about this one as I was about the Race to Robie.  I am pretty sure that this one being on flats helps as does knowing I have already gone this distance before and survived.  This is the run that I will use as my time to improve on base.  However, I mostly want to finish, have fun and feel great when I finish!  This is just one of the steps in the next few months to the FULL marathon October 9.  I am getting REALLY excited!!!