Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It's Official!

I signed up for the Detroit Marathon today. There's no turning back now!

Yesterday, I had a good workout with Ricky. I'm not sure how the time goes by so quickly, but it just seems to fly. And, we always work out more than the scheduled hour. We did some weights for hamstrings and quads, bi's and tri's. And, lots and lots of running. It's been a long time since I've done a sprinting workout, so I enjoyed it. We did a lot of timed repeats, acceleration drills and explosion drills. He's been showing me things to improve my form and make me run more efficiently. It's really weird because it is like I'm learning how to walk all over again. Anyway, I'm all ears for ways to make this race a tad bit easier.

Tuesday's are the days I run with one of my co-workers, who has decided to try the half marathon in Detroit. We did a walk/run for about 2 miles. She's never worked out on a regular basis, so she's doing well since she's starting from the very beginning. After that, I went on a 3 mile run (a bit more than a 10:00 pace) through one of the sub's around my office. It was a beautiful evening out, but my hip was really bothering me so I didn't really enjoy it too much.

I received an appointment reminder from U of M today in the mail. Wow! It's sad to think that something as simple as a letter in the mail reminding me of my apppointment impresses me. They are slowly restoring my faith in the medical community. This afternoon I was sitting in a meeting and it was hurting so badly I could barely pay attention. This is where I check the box next to the question, "Does your pain interfere with your everyday life?"

2 comments:

radioactive girl said...

Yeah! Once you sign up, you HAVE to do it! That is awesome! I have never done a marathon before, but I really want to try it! I have been on the verge of signing up for one, but since I can't even run a mile at the moment, it seems that it is a little early to commit myself. I am hoping I am feeling well enough by August to do my triathlon that I am already signed up for or else I will feel bad. If I could just get my butt out of bed to try to run, I think I would be in good shape!

sunshine said...

Tri's are my next goal after I get a couple of more marathons under my belt. Tri athletes amaze me!

I hope you'll be able to do yours in August, but please, please, please be careful.