Wednesday, December 9, 2009

eight miles is FAR

It is official!

I am starting 1/2 marathon training on December 15th and I am pretty stoked. The half is on March 7 at the beach. I am very excited about it.

One of the "prerequisites" of the program was to be able to run 8 miles. Check out my Nike girl---eight.miles. and .02 just for good measure. I felt pretty good up until 7.25ish miles, then the last part was really tough. I wanted to go into work this afternoon, but not sure I have another 1.5 miles in me (to get to the transit, then to my office). I am going to go watch Biggest Loser and try to get pumped up about going to work.

Mr. P's work drama was a one person firing for being a jackass, not a layoff...so everyone else is fine. We ended up not going to the movie because CK had a flat tire, and Mr. P went to help out and then followed her to Walmart so he got home a bit later than we thought...no biggie, instead we went and played trivia and listened to some music. It was fun, we had a really good night. Tonight is family dinner with tacos, crafts and games, and then we have one more weekend until MEX.ICO.

11 comments:

kilax said...

Ha ha. Any good stories about the jerk being laid off?

8 miles is fun! YAY HALF MARATHON TRAINING!!! :) I AM EXCITED FOR YOU!

chezjulie said...

Damn, what is it with all these iron women running half marathons? All my blogging buddies are turning into Amazons!

creative kerfuffle said...

holy 8 miles batman! omg. way to go hotch!!
hate that you didn't get to see the movie--i hope you still get too soon though.
happy family dinner night : )

Ashley said...

YOU are my inspiration!

Lynne said...

Wow, a half - I'm so excited for you! As much as I really hated my first one, I kind of want to start training for another. And yes, 8 miles is far!

Shelley said...

Dang, you are amazing with your runs! I hope you get a really good shirt for your half marathon!

Don't know if it's just me, but I can't see your Nike girl...she's been absent for a while now.

Glad the work drama wasn't more than one jerk...hope the good bra didn't go to waste!

Alice said...

(i can still see your nike girl!)

HOT DAMN woman, you are an inspiration! 8 miles is INCREDIBLE!!

Jen L. said...

Good Lord, woman! You be an athlete.

I keep forgetting you're going to Mexico. That's way cool.

Also, just found out I'll be in our state's capital working at ye olde Shakespeare Festival from mid-Feb. thru end of April. Y'all will have to come see my shows. (I got the hook-up on free tickets.)

Jenn said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! Great job on the running - you are burning asphalt, lady!
Glad the work drama wasn't much..well...drama!

Lucy said...

8 miles, wow!!! That is great! Mexico, now that is a great Christmas gift!!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

A friend asked me to train for the New Orleans half in the end of February. The thought of training through the winter here ... through the worst of the winter ... hahaha, not a chance! Instead, I'll live vicariously through you! If you are already up to the 8 mile mark, you'll be fine for March. Plenty of time!

 
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