I just wanted to wish good luck to a few folks that I know are running the NYC Marathon this weekend. John from NYC is a reader of mine, and if you can believe it, he ran the Maine Marathon, as I did, just a short month ago! I can’t believe his body is back up to running that far again – if it were me, it’d end up being a death march! (John, when you write up your race report for the Runner’s World Forum, send me the link and I’ll put it on here too!) GOOD LUCK, RUN HARD!! (By the way, they have our pics online!)
Jamie and I were bib numbers 832 and 342. Look at how many they got!
And KCH, from the Run-Faster blog, is running it too! I know you’re going to do just so awesome!! Can’t wait to read your race report!! I have a feeling you’ll meet your top goal.
I hope for both of you, the weather is as wonderful as it is here today. Last night when I finished running, it was dark and only 38 degrees, and let me tell you, that was COLD!
By the way, I went for a consult with a physical therapist yesterday – I have a case of plantar fasciitis but it is workable, and I can still run (although I think he’d like me to really tone it down.) He’s given me some exercises and I am going to start seeing him 2 times a week (next week only once because of my own schedule) and he said I will need orthotics at one point. He didn’t want me to change anything before my race on Nov. 9th (the half-marathon in Portsmouth, NH.)
Since Bill and I met with our financial advisor tonight (she’s quite cool by the way, and great at explaining business terms to a non-business minded type like myself), no running for me two nights in a row, or any kind of exercise for that matter. To make things worse, last night when I got home from work, I literally could have eaten our kitchen stove, metal parts and all. So I went with the eaieset thing possible, Kraft’s Easy Mac. Yep, not even the type of macaroni and cheese that comes in a box, and at least requires margarine and milk. I went straight for the “add water and nuke” variety!
Ok, so I do have a great picture to show everyone tonight however. DRUM ROLL PLEASE….
My Nephew, Sean at his Kids’ Marathon in Grand Rapids, MI a few weeks ago!! I love how his bib number is 26.2!! I am so proud of him. My sister is supposed to write up a race report about his and Jack’s race, from their sister Katie’s point of view. Katie is about 16 months old. Can’t wait!
By the way, I took a page from John in NYC, a fellow Maine Marathoner, who has already signed up for some races next year (and is running the NYC marathon this weekend.) I just signed up last week for the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon, on May 3rd, 2009. (It used to be called the Runner’s World Half Marathon.) My brother might run it too but I’ve told him he can run this one at his own pace – I know there’s going to be a deep field at this one, and I like to see him challenge himself.
Happy Running everyone, I hope to be out there tomorrow night!