Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Girl

It’s official, I am running the Happy Girl ½ Marathon May 27th. Hotel is even booked, it is going to be a girls weekend. Myself, my mom (who has never been to a race) and miss thing are going for the weekend. I am sure I will be tons of fun on this trip! Super excited though. I would love to have a sub 2:00 but I am pretty sure it will not happen. I would have to knock 1:30 per mile on 13 miles between now and then. I am not going to lie, I am going to train my butt off, I am pretty sure it will be nothing but I pipe dream.

Not sure if miss thing will run, 11 and up have to run the 5k. She will turn 11 the middle of April. The longest xc race she ran was 1.5, 3 miles seem like a ton. Plus it happens while I am still running and she would have to do it herself. Needless to say, if I was able to run with her I couldn’t keep up. The girl runs under an 8 minute mile. Something to think about……

Had another great run today. Wasn’t a fast one, but I did four miles AFTER taking a brutal spin class. Let’s just say that my legs feel awesome, in that really bad way. It was cold and raining. Not sure why but I enjoy running in the rain/snow. I thought a lot about how I seem to think that I have all of this time so nothing ever gets done. I really need to set a schedule and stick to it. I also tried to not obsess over my time, I know that I am a work in progress……….

I REALLY (in my head) want to workout this evening, I’ll let you know if I make it. I really want to run my long runs on Thursdays. That way they will be out of the way and I won’t have to take up family time. I might attempt it tomorrow, but I have already ran two days in a row. I should have planned earlier for this. I also want to do spin twice a week and that is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I really need to work on scheduling.


  1. Sounds like that will be a fun weekend :) Have you done a half before?

    1. I've done two different ones a few years ago.

  2. Ok-lets change the attitude-You can do it-no pipe dream. Attitude is everything and I know you can do it.