Maybe I'm the last to find out, but I just saw this in my dead runner's society Email - there's a new marathon in Eugene. How cool is that? The preliminary course description is amazing. Why has there never been a marathon there before? Talk about legendary! Now I gotta rethink my training for next spring . . . And Las Vegas recently added a half in addition to the marathon. (I still like the marathon idea there). I got a different email the other day about a sweepstakes for free airfare if you register by June 1st. Hmmm - but what if I register, then get injured?
Okay, I gotta slow down. One marathon at a time. I just got excited.
Not much to post really. Just something funny on Mother's Day. I didn't have a very long run since I'm tapering, but needed to get in 8 miles. My husband needed to get in 6, and since it was Mother's day n'all, we figured we'd do it together - and bring the whole family. We ended up at a track complex in the middle of a sunny warm day. The kids hung out digging holes in the long jump sand box, and we paced out some miles. I honestly don't think I've ever run that far on a track without doing intervals, but it seemed to work out okay. There was a soccer game going on to entertain us. We were going along, maintaining a really comfortable 9 min. pace, when our 10-yr-old decided to join in. No big deal. She's run a lot. (She's actually my idol becauses she's completed 3 triathlons, and I've done zero of those.) Anyhow, she tagged along for a mile - barefoot - and held the pace just fine. A mini Zola Budd (or barefoot Jon if you live in my neck of the woods).
We had lunch afterward somewhere by a fountain with a stream between Jamba Juice smoothies and McD's french fries. (The nutrition value had to balance out somehow.) After several hours at home relaxing and having the traditional Mother's Day BBQ, my daugher said there was something weird on her feet. When I looked, she had pretty good sized blisters on the pad of every single toe. Pretty hilarious. Poor thing. (I popped the blisters - I know you aren't supposed to, but I was thinking maybe they'd drain faster than they would re-absorb.) So she went to bed with socks on, and I'm wondering if I should send a note for her PE teacher tomorrow.