Monday, April 30, 2012
one month to go!
The big half marathon is in a month. I've been training with crazy friend Caroline, who some how talked me into doing this! On Saturday we had to do ten miles, so we met up at one of the trail entrances and went for it.
In the middle of mile six is when my hips started to ache a little and I really just wanted to sit for like five minutes. So we paused for a minute so I could stretch. I was hungry. I sighed a lot instead of talking about how I wished we were done. I think I might have been annoying Caroline.
When I first posted about how crazy I was for signing up, I talked about how I was running. Well, turns out the combination of my asthma and allergies make it practically impossible to breathe. My airway just tightens up and I'm not getting enough oxygen. And my chiropractor wasn't really fond of the idea. Running puts a lot of stress on your spine and he has always encouraged me to stick to other activities. So I'll be walking the whole thing. It will take me longer, but I'll get it done!
After those ten long miles, I went to pick up O & A for a mini-date. We had lunch, browsed Michael's, grabbed some fro-yo and watched a little Shrek on TV before I dropped them back off with their mom. Then I showered, dressed and headed out to dinner & drinks for a friend's birthday. Needless to say, Sunday was a completely lazy day. I did a little laundry and cleaning, but mostly just relaxed on the couch. :)
This Saturday is eleven miles... should be interesting!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!