Thursday, February 18, 2010

To Run or Not to Run....

that is the question....I mainly post the same thing over and I thought I would ask an opinion. In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was training for the New Orleans half marathon. I do have friends out there who are, what I consider to be, extremely fast. I do not consider myself a serious runner but I am still a competitor and try to run 4 to 5 days a week(no workouts on the track or things like that: been there, done that. No thanks!) in the wee hours of the morning while most are still sleeping. Since Matt's dad has been sick and he has been out of town a lot, I haven't run in almost 2 weeks. Plus my running partner has been gone on a cruise(it's gotta be tough being a college student...oh to be 20 again!) and just got back today.

So I will resume my running in the A.M. and am still pondering going down to the big easy next weekend(the 28th) and running anyway. It would be a nice getaway...just have to get past the fact that it'll be a training run as I won't try to race it. Any suggestions out there?

And I must brag on my current running partner, Kennedy, for a minute. She is one of the most disciplined 20 year old non college athlete runners(meaning she doesn't run competitively in college). She is a machine and pushes me every morning. In December she ran a 20 minute PR(3:35 and some change) at the White Rock marathon to qualify for Boston. I personally think she could have run a lot faster than that knowing the kind of shape she was and is in but then again, it was a 20 minute PR from her first marathon a year before. We plan to do Boston next April as it filled up before she had qualified this year( my qualification time I ran at last year's Boston is good for 2 years). Right now she is training to help me out and getting up way earlier than she has to on some days to help a friend out...that is dedication. Thanks!

And Papaw is about the same for those keeping up. We plan on hanging out for a bit in Bossier this weekend. Will keep you posted on any changes.


jessie said...

i'm not a runner so i have no suggestions for you. however, a trip to nola... go for it!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Both of y'all are such great athletes! I admire y'alls discipline

Hannah Lee said... name is Hannah. We used to be fellow bloggers. Nice to meet you. HA! By the way, run or don't still look like a rockstar! Miss you!