Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mark Sept. 20 on your Calendar!

What a great run last night! Ran a quick 3+ miles (almost 3 1/2) and used my newly calibrated iPod/Nike sensor. According to the sensor, my average pace was 9:40. It varied between 8:30 pace and a dead stop (traffic lights); it's so nice to get your pace whenever you want it throughout the run. I didn't have a chance to download the info last night, but I'm really looking forward to using this info to help me become more consistent in my running.

After thinking more about it, I decided not to run Chicago. We're really working hard to save money, and spending over $100 for registration and the travel expenses (not to mention the fundraising aspect), I just didn't feel right doing it. JP told me to do what makes me happy, but what makes me happy is running a race. Where I run is less of a concern. So... I've decided on the US Air Force marathon in Dayton, Ohio. This is where my marathon running all started -- it was the first half that I did... which led to me becoming a full marathoner. Haven't pressed the "register" button yet, but it's a go. Official training starts next week! I am SO freaking excited!

Speaking of being super excited. I'm going to the Piston's game tonight!! Whooo hoooo! Game 5, Round 2. We're closing it up tonight!


Crissy Rae said...

Isn't it nice to have something that measures all your statistics? I love my Garmin for that (somedays more than others). It's great that you have a marathon picked out and are going to start training soon. I wish you lots of luck!

Rebecca said...

totally unrelated but have yuo been to pei wei yet in novi?

fabulous!! it does help that it's owned by PF Changs but at half the price!!!

yes...with the cost of gas and a 100mile commute...i gotta save some dough somehwere... =)

Mendy said...

I don't think I'd do well with the whole fundraising idea for a marathon. EVERYONE is bugging everyone else for money all the time, or so it seems. I think you'll have a better time training too - without the pressure of raising money/spending a lot of money to get to Chicago. So, congrats on a Marathon choice!