What the future holds

23 Oct

Thank you everyone for the pats on the back and words of wisdom. They are greatly appreciated! 


I was able to wear my regular shoes to work today and didn’t hobble quite as bad as the day before…yay, a step towards recovery (yesterday I had to wear sandals!).

Some guy in the office congratulated me on running a 5 mile race this weekend.

I was like, I ran a marathon!“.

How many miles is that?

“26!, I said.

He was all embarrassed and said, Oh, I shorted you 20 miles!and walked off…haha…silly people!

Today the hubby said “I think I want to start training for the Arnold’s Classic Pump and Run.” He is worried about his knees, so we’ll have to work the milage up slowly. I am very excited for him, he’s been pretty lazy (for a lack of a better word) lately. The Pump and Run is in March ’08. I should be able to work that into my schedule for the Indi 500 in May ’08.

I have a co-worker who might be interested in walking (Hal Hidgon plan) the Columbus Distance Classic in April. I was planning on running the race, but I told her if she commits to the training I’ll walk it with her. She’s one of those people that get overly excited about something, jump in head first and then get bored, tired, sick of it shortly after. So, she’ll let me know in January if she plans on committing to it. The agreement is that I’ll plan on running it until we both know for sure that she’s doing the 1/2.

Last night I told the hubby that I want to run the NY marathon in ’09. He was very excited about that, which was a great surprise. He said “I’ve never been to NY.” So I said we should take a week vacation out there, either the week before or the week after the marathon. Cranky suggested that I sign up for ’08 and if my name gets drawn in the lottery then I should defer my race to ’09. (Thanks!) When the time gets closer I’ll be sure to pump you for more info Cranky! 😉 Now cross your fingers that I’ll get in. 🙂

My game plan for today is to go to the gym, walk for about 10 minutes at a very slow pace and then do some stretching.

Future game plan:

Flying Feather Four Miler – November 22nd, 2007

Jingle Bell Run (5k) – December 1st, 2007

Pump and Run (5k) – March 2nd, 2008

Columbus Distance Classic (HM) – April 12th, 2008

Indianapolis 500 (HM) – May 3rd, 2008

Columbus Marathon 2008 – October, 2008

I didn’t just get bit by the marathon bug, I got gobbled up!


Edit: Stopped and got my sticker last night…hopefully I’ll be able to put it on the car tonight…woot!


Posted by on October 23, 2007 in Future Plans


5 responses to “What the future holds

  1. Nancy

    October 23, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Sounds like a GREAT plan!!

  2. Cranky!

    October 23, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I look forward to hearing more about your plans as they develop!

  3. suzanne

    October 25, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    love the sticker. love getting bitten by the marathon bug … there’s no turning back now – you are hooked! how fun is this insanity!?!

  4. Kent A

    October 26, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    I liked this post marathon refocus so much, I had to write down mine as well. Now at least I feel accountable to doing them. The Indianapolis HM should be a lot of fun with all those racers. That marathon bug bite sure is itchy.

  5. P.O.M.

    October 31, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    I think it’s funny when people ask how long a marathon is. But I guess if they arn’t in the running world (like US) then they wouldn’t know. I still can’t help but be a little sarcastic when I respond. hee hee

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