June 1, 2011

On Vacation - Gone Running!

Whew! It’s been a marathon just training for the marathon!! But the time is finally here. I’m leaving tomorrow (Thursday), June 2nd and returning on June 16th.

I had hoped to be further along in my fitness, aka Wish-I-Was-Doing-The-Full-Marathon, but at this point I’m happy enough doing the half (13.1 miles).

My main concern is shin splints. Other than that, I’m pretty sure I can drag my butt across the finish line, no matter what. I have four hours to complete it, but I’m hoping I can do it in three. I’m counting on training at 9000 feet to help me run at sea level.

With 30,000 people signed up, you probably won’t see me in the crowd, but I’ll be the one in the green tank top that says, Does This Shirt Make My Butt Look Fast?

I will be checking in, but I am on vacation, so if I don’t respond quickly, I’ll be at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, or Disney Land, or Sea World, or the San Diego Zoo, or the San Diego Wild Animal Park, or at the beach hanging ten, or at the Colorado River in Yuma laying on a raft with a margarita in my hand.

Wish me luck!

San Diego, here I come!!

2 comments:

FashFitLife said...

I have several friends that are marathon runners, they are trying to talk me into a half marathon sponsored by Nike that is a year from now! I am still deciding whether or not I am going to go for it.....but this year my friend received a nice perk upon finishing....a necklace from Tiffany & Company!

Lady Gwen said...

FashFit, you should sign up - it'll give you something to work toward. That helped me a lot with the half marathon - knowing I was signed up and had to train. Plus, when you tell people you're signed up, you sorta have to go through with it, lol. Wow, I wouldn't mind some Tiffany's at the finish line, either.