Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's Official

Erin and I are training for the Flying Pig Half Marathon on May 4 of 2008. She's made it public to her friends and family, so I might as well do the same!

No going back now!

This will be Erin's first half and my third. However I hope for it to be my first enjoyable half. I haven't had a good track record with the previous races. The first was the State-to-State Half, which starts at the University of Miami and goes out to Indiana and back (get it??). Lesson there was not to run in old shoes. The race was really fun until about mile 9, when my knees began to hurt due to my cheapness. Then I did the pig a couple years ago, but was recovering from a bad cold. That race was a struggle to just finish as I was cold the entire time and spent most of my effort on breathing. I wanted to walk to breathe but wanted to run to stay warm! Ha!

This time I know I can train smarter, and hopefully everything else will fall into place. My only goal is to finish strong and feel good the entire time. The race will be a perfect endurance setter-upper for the duathlons I want to do through the spring and summer.

There's a link in the "racing wish list".
So if you'd like, read about our running adventures. (I'll still post stuff about it here too though)


jamie said...

You're a better person than I for getting out there at all :)

I hope the training goes well!

dad said...

I think I remember another incident with the flying pig. Your were standing in line when they called your class to run.

Steph said...

Dad- yeah, that was when I did the relay the first time. I was in the port-o-potty when my person came thru to tag me to do the last leg of the race. So I didn't see her and she didn't see me. They called my name out while I was in there, for me to meet my runner! Bad timing, but I had to go and had stood in line so long!

Stubby said...

Didnt know where to put this but here it is
Happy 30th Birthday Steph
I hope you enjoy it You wont have another
Any way Happy Birthday from "stubby"

Casey said...

Happy Birthday!