Sunday, December 6, 2009

I did it!

I signed up for the half marathon on May 8...AND I signed up to RUN it!


Deep breaths....calm down....


Yep--I did it! My sister signed up with me so I will have a partner in crime when I cross that finish line. I hope I can do it. I'm going to try my hardest that's for sure. A friend of mine ran one in our hometown back in October and she wants me to do one with her in April down there--an inaugural half marathon and marathon. Obviously, we'd only do the half. I have absolutely NO DESIRE to do a full marathon. I plan to run the one she did in October NEXT October and another one here at home in November next year too to (hopefully) keep bettering my time. :)

DH and I are thinking about doing a couple triathlons next summer as a team. He would do the swim and bike and I would do the run. He can't run anymore (bad knees) and we just got brand new awesome bikes so he should be able to keep up with the other bikers. I got a bike for exercise and to be able to go on bike rides with my kids next summer, so I didn't get a 'racing' bike (neither did DH). I wanted to be comfortable and be able to exercise...and I LOVE my bike! The bicycle shop was awesome too. Love that customer service!

Now...if only I could NOT proceed to get a big as a house this holiday season, I'd be doing GREAT! UGH!! I've decided that I really don't want to gain anymore than I already have with my inactivity (more on that in a minute) so I'm hoping to get through these next few weeks without having major gains. If it weren't for the darn weekends I'd be in better shape. :) Wouldn't we all?? BFF is coming to town the last of the month too and that always spells trouble. I love her to death but we eat out like fiends when she is in town and she's a bad influence! (she'll say it's me). :)

As far as the ankle goes, I am boot free now! I'm supposed to be working my time up on the elliptical...that isn't going so well but I am PAIN FREE!!! When I am on my feet for a long time, my ankle will give me fits but other than that I am doing GREAT where that is concerned. I see the doctor on Tuesday and I am hoping he will say I don't need any more PT. I had to cancel last week b/c I had sick (throwing up sick) kids. NOT FUN! I'm not doing my exercises the way I am supposed to, but oh well.

Gotta scoot...the dryer is going off and I still need to clean up the mess from dinner. I guess the whole family thinks I LIKE to clean up messes b/c that's ALL I EVER DO! I'll leave you with this...

Cleaning your house while your children are growing is like shoveling the drive while it's still snowing.

Yes this picture just may make the Christmas cards this year!


MMalloy said...

I wish I could come run a half marathon with you! You will do great...I can't wait to start running again. I LOVE the christmas pajama picture, so cute!
We are 18 weeks tomorrow and I have already gained 8.5 pounds, hoping to stay under 30 lbs for the entire pregnancy! I will update on facebook next week when we know what little one is!!!!!

MtngirlinCali said...

Congratulations on signing up! That is half the battle....the other half I am confident you will conquer with no trouble at all. ;)

Teachermama said...

Yay yay yay!!! Maybe a looooooong run would be the best way for us to meet - surely we wouldn't run out of things to talk about...... I'm so excited you are doing it!