Thursday, April 23, 2009

Counting down

One good thing about a 10 mile run-- it makes the short runs a piece of cake.

I finally felt back to 100% yesterday. & boy has spring arrived. It was gorgeous, & it is again today. I had just enough time to run 3 miles before I had to pick up kids for Sophie's swim class.

The run was over so quickly, it was startling. 33 minutes isn't much of a run anymore.

A few years ago I would never have dreamed of uttering those words.

8 days & counting to the half marathon on May 2. My confirmation booklet arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm not nervous at all--yet. I'm sure that will kick in the night before. At least I know what to expect since this is my 2nd running of Indy.

This year, I'm in a decent corral (because I was seeded with my Evansville Half finishing time of 2:15:42) instead of 30 minutes from the starting line like last year. Corral G, here I come!

In case you didn't already know this, the Indianapolis Half Marathon is the largest in the U.S. 35,000 people register. Last year, I think there were just under 31,000 that started the race. I was in corral U last year & it took 30 minutes of walking before I even got to begin the race. The bright side of this was that I got to pee right before I started the race, which is a big deal for me. Seriously, my bladder must be abnormally small. :)

I have to say, I am so thankful that Sophie is feeling well. She's a different kid when she's not sick, and I'm in a completely different place--mentally & physically--when my daughter is healthy.

It's been well over a month since her last spell. May has been a bad month the past two years for her dizziness, & it would not surprise me if she wakes up dizzy one morning very soon. As it is, I'm thankful & praise God every morning she gets up & ready for school without complaint. I don't know what the difference is--is it the migraine medicine? or the air purifier I put in her room a couple weeks ago? (we all have them now, & also the family room.) or the ADHD medicine? Those are the only changes we've made that could be significant. Whatever it is, I'm thankful. & relieved.

Now if life just won't throw me any curve balls, I can hopefully maintain the Puke Diet weight loss. I've been 152.0 the past two days. I'll take it.


Tish said...

Sounds like the sun is shining and you're headed "fair into the wind." I'm happy for you. May 2nd is coming up really soon--here's hoping you get a good last 10 days training from it. I laughed about the chance to pee comment--I always say I have "TB" = tiny bladder. Seriously, I need to use every portajohn I see!

MCM Mama said...

Glad you are feeling better and starting to feel ready for the half!

Jill said...

Remember that line from The Devil Wears Prada?

"I'm one stomach flu away from my goal weight"

That's you!!! :)

Glad you and everyone else are feeling better!

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

glad you are feeling better!