Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I may have lost my mind, but we'll see...

I've (tentatively) decided to run a half-marathon.

Those of you who know me, go ahead and laugh. It's okay, promise.

I'm totally obsessed with the idea of running a half-marathon right now. I found a training program, and I'm trying to recruit everyone I know into running it for me. So far I've gotten six nos and two maybes. No yeses? Please? ;)

I found this half-marathon (there's a whole one, too, but, seriously, there's no way I'm running a full marathon; a halfie is stretching it), which is taking place in New Orleans on Feb. 28, 2010.

Anyone interested? I know we've got some runners out there...

I actually have not registered for it yet. I'm going to start training next week, and if I make it through two full weeks, then I'll sign up.

I can barely run a mile without stopping. This is going to be the most intensive exercise I've ever put my body through, but I do figure I can drink more mochas than I do now...

(Is it sad that one of the main reasons I exercise is to counteract the ice cream, cookies, and mochas that I intake?)

So who's with me? New Orleans...Febuary...blogger runners unite?

Check yes or no. ;)

18 comments:

Ginger said...

How ambitious and encouraging at the same time! Go for it!

Mari said...

I think you are crazy but I am so impressed! You go girl!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

I am not doing a half marathon but I have promised to get back to my running when sch starts! I took the summer off! lazyness pure laziness! go for it!!!! you will love it! maybe. ha ha!

misti said...

HAHAHA!! You ARE crazy =) I love it though

Jill said...

Good for you! You should go for it. It doesn't matter that you can barely run a mile now--if you're training all this time you'll definitely be ready for it.

BTW, I didn't think there was another reason for exercise except to allow a person to eat whatever they wanted. Why else would they do it? LOL

MomE said...

Too far away my dear. What if I run one near here...at the same time...would that still be encouraging to you? I'll pray at the very least. I was planning on a 5k but you might talk me into it...maybe...

"Rachel" said...

Like I told your husband... I'll be waiting at the finish line with boiled shrimp! :)

Lisa said...

You go, Girl! I ran my first half last October here in CT and it was an incredible experience! I used Hal Higdon's training program and thought it was excellent! I am planning to do the Boston full in April.

Do it!! Even if you have to do it alone. The sense of accomplishment is so strong, plus you'll be in great shape!

Andrea said...

I'm so proud of you!

I think you should sign up even before your two weeks are up - it will keep you motivated and make it less easy to quit. I'm just speaking out of my own experience. Not that I've run a half-mary. I can't - I get to use the excuse of my runner's knee injury. Although, can you tell me how I got runner's knee without running? :P

Brooke said...

okay maybe not yours, but i'm gonna put training for a half back on the table for me.

Sarah M. said...

I sure hope I don't catch this bug! So happy for you and your plans!w

Sarah M. said...

P.S. with training I know you can do it, just like our friend Sarah at Life in the parsonage.

Mama Belle said...

I'm still thinking about it. And, yes I'm going to blog about it. Just wish you lived closer so that we could really train together. Don't know how much gumption I'll have on my own.

I may link you tomorrow.

Kelly Combs said...

If I did it, it wouldn't be because I lost my mind, but because I wanted to lose my behind! LOL!

GOOD LUCK!

Growin' with it! said...

i made it a goal to run a marathon before i turned 35. i did it! hardest thing i've ever done. but i did it.

yep, i pretty much came in last but didn't care. so i say go for it girl! i did a half once too and it seemed much easier to train for.

all this said, would i join you? i'd love to but i have to wait to decide til i can actually BREATH when i walk out the front door in this humidity!!

proud of you!

Kristen Sara said...

Good for you!! I have horrible asthma so running is not so much in the cards for me, but I am in awe of people who chose to run! You go girl!

septembermom said...

Wow! You've given yourself some challenge. I'm sure you'll do fine and be smiling all the way to the finish line. I wish I could join you:)

Colleen said...

This is tempting! New Orleans isn't too far of a drive, but it's during my busy season at work! I know you can do it and hope that you got my email w/ information and tips!