Monday, February 1, 2010

Back in the game!

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've written! And so many wonderful things have happened :)

In chronological order, I got my half marathon, 5k and full marathon PRs. I knocked 40 minutes off my last year's marathon time! It was unreal! :)

I can't really believe it's time to start thinking about plans for the year again. This year will be a biggie. I have 2 full marathons on the list. I applied for the NYC marathon and am presently waiting to hear if I've made it past the lottery stage.

I also had a great idea for a new running group. I need to take a break from work so I can focus on it! But, I've made some great new friends at work, most of which run! :)

I'm also taking my first stab at a full marathon training schedule. One that I would actually follow. It has less running days than most schedules, but I truly think that's how you make it to the starting line fresh and ready to run your best!

For Christmas, Matt wanted us to run another half marathon together. We've set our sights on the Disneyland Half Marathon in September.

My sister ran her first 5k this month and I couldn't be more proud! The whole thing made me totally emotional, she was such a rock star for her first race! She didn't even look tired! I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a race we can do together... maybe another 5k, or a 10k :)

When I was in California for her race I went for a nice long run with a friend from high school. I was sooooo grateful to her for showing me a trail I can get some real miles out of. She is also mid-training for a marathon this year. It was great to spend the time catching up and talking about life.

Kelly, Leanne and I ran the Nookumchamps half marathon a couple weeks ago. I didn't really train, which I'm embarrassed to say. I'm trying not to be so reckless with my body, but it was a pleasant long run that earned me another medal :)

I'm on Week 2 of my new training schedule. I'll be running 12 miles at the end of the week. I'm planning to really incorporate a lot of hills so I can be ready for the Mercer Island Half Marathon. I had a great time running with my friends. It wasn't terribly hilly last year, but I could have been in better shape. I'll be ready this time!

Anyway, more as it develops!