Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Running Update

I mentioned a little while back that we have been training for a half. Well in 4 1/2 weeks we will be running our first one! EEEKKK! To say I am excited is an understatement.

In case you might not know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles.

Saturday will be an 8 miler for us.

I think I love running so much for many reasons (ie the way I feel, it gives me time to think, it's good for the heart etc) BUT I really believe my favorite reason for running is that my husband loves it too, and loves to run together. It is important for couples to find things they enjoy doing together. This is one of ours.

And I must say our sweet little bundle of joy is such a good boy while we run. He loves the changing of scenery, the bicyclist & roller bladers (yes it is CRAZY how many people roller blade up here. D & I are convinced it is because of hockey) passing by.

Right down the road from where we live there is a 9 to 10 mile loop. Its a really beautiful run. Refreshing, ever changing and flat out enjoyable. It makes running worth it.

This past Saturday as we set out for our long run, we noticed an influx of people. There typically are more people out there early on a Saturday morning, BUT this Saturday it was crazy. As we got to running, we approached people cheering and passing out drinks. Come to find out, it was people training for the Chicago marathon next month (the one we were suppose to run in but it filled up the day we signed up...ugh...not bitter just wish we were running in it).

Okay thats it. I'm exhausted and my bed is calling my name.


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