Thursday, May 13, 2010


I chatted with my sister last night on FB about running. She was my running buddy, sniffle sniffle, before she moved to NZ. We trained to run the Cambria Half Marathon back in 2001. She got sick and could not run at the last minute but she drove up and down Highway 1 cheering me on with the kids. Next big goal was the Long Beach FULL Marathon 2001. We trained and conquered the beast and I was so thankful for her support and encouragement. I hit the wall at mile 25 and if it was not for her I probably would not have finished. I had Kira in 2005 and ran the LB Half Marathon without really training at all. Then in 2008 my girlfriend and I did the LB Half again and I  ran it at a personal best 2:07:51, crazy!! Now it is a year and a half later and I am jonesing for a race.

I finally ran with the kids today down to Enzo's therapy. It was the first run with the new jogger. The kids loved it and I enjoyed it too. It was a three miles, there and back. I ran about 80% of the way there and then we had therapy and I ran the whole way home. Whoo Hoo! However, it was so windy on the way back. I was going full speed and barely moving. It felt so good to run. I was winded, sweaty, and free. As free as you can be with two kids in the middle of the day. I had forgot how much I need to run, for my sanity and for my health too. 

I got the bug again, I am a runner and now all I need is a goal and accountability.
Here are my ideas either Long Beach Half Marathon which obviously I love and know well.
Or The City to Sea Half Marathon here on the Central Coast.
They are both in October and I have plenty of time to train either way.
I might lean toward the one here only because I know there are possibly some other girls running it too.
Well, either way I need to start running and getting my mileage up.
I am planning on running at least 3 if not 4 times a week along with my P90X.

SO my question to you is what are your goals whether it may be fitness or diet or whatever? 
Could you use some accountability or just some encouragement? 
Let me know here or on FB 


Charissa Steyn said...

I love love love running!! Haven't ever run a 1/2 or a full marathon yet.. someday soon. I don't have a consistent running buddy which is sad, just me and Jesus on most days. But I love the feeling of freedom and the nature and God's presence as I run... ahhh its so good. When I have kids this is going to be an absolute must, I know it :)

going kiwi said...

Charissa, I LOVE running by myself! Well, I love doing anything by myself haha. Enjoy your season right now. I love that the kids are for the most part quiet and it makes it peaceful for me too.