Thursday, February 19, 2009

Going steady

Since I will be back with the team on Saturday, I thought I should post before then.

It was a good week. The training was pretty easy. I attribute that to accidentally training for two miles all week, when I was supposed to do only one. It's actually kind of hard to find a one mile route. I did it though...down to Rash Field, up to Light Street, and back home. This week's weather hasn't been too harsh. Thanks Mother Nature!

Here are a couple pictures from last week's training session:

Well, my laptop's about to go into sleep mode, which means it's probably about that time for me, too. More later!

Monday, February 9, 2009

So far, so good

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Sunday I met my team! We met at Fort McHenry at 7:30AM. The coaches were all impressed by our promptness. They kept saying how early we were, but we all know they told us to be there at that time. They did let loose a little tip that most of the time they don't get started until 8 or 8:15, so maybe I don't need to roll out of bed at 6:45 this weekend.

I just hope the weather stays this kind for the month...hell, until May. Please, God, can you make sure it is a constant 50 degrees every Saturday morning until May 29th...please?

We just had to complete 2 miles. I'm pretty sure I'm going to jog the 13.1 miles, so I decided to stay with the run/walkers. It was super easy. I'm sure they start that way so nobody gets discouraged right off the bat. The next two weeks, are spent doing 1 mile runs during the week and 2 mile runs on the weekend. I'm totally loving this while it's easy. Although, the program progresses pretty slowly, so I don't think it will be too hard.

No crazy pictures yet, although I did want to share a picture of the Baltimore sky that I took last night. I noticed it while laying on my couch, you know, recovering from training :-)

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

And we're off!

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Today was the "Kick-off Breakfast of Champions" at the Inner Harbor Hard Rock Cafe. It was mainly an opportunity to meet some of the people who have volunteered their time to make sure I finish 13.1 miles. There were a few speakers who have been touched by Leukemia or Lymphoma. I am definitely going to keep those people in the back of my mind when I am feeling unmotivated. When you have cancer, you can't put off your treatments because you don't feel like it!

So, tomorrow is the first day of training. I'm kind of relieved that we are going to be training at Fort McHenry for the next two weeks. Our coach had to move it from the NCR trail, because it is still icy. I'm also glad it's warming up a little this weekend. It's going to make it a little easier to pull myself out of bed at 7:00AM on Sunday!

Stay tuned. I will be bringing my camera to training to record the experience. If anything, I'll make sure to post some embarrassing pictures of myself after I've run. Should make it interesting!

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