Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 374: New Goals

Some of you may recall me stating that I would run a marathon this May.  That was during the second trimester of my pregnancy.  The two or three week window where I didn't feel exhausted or nauseous.  And I think I spoke out of turn.  So, the marathon goal is on hold for now.  Not crossed off, just postponed.

But I've decided to run a half marathon in April.  I'll be training with a friend (hopefully, more friends will be joining in as well!) who is training for a full marathon in June.  And I'll keep my options open.  If I feel up to it, I suppose I could do the marathon in June, as well.

At any rate, my Joyful Moment was when I ran with two lovely ladies this morning.  And thus, discovered the one redeeming quality of treadmills:  You can run with your friends and everyone can go at their own pace.  And there's plenty of chatter to distract you from the fact that you've been away from running for too long and your body doesn't appreciate the return just yet.

I am excited about the half marathon, though.  I've been contemplating a race of sorts and, for a variety of reasons, this one seems perfect.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments where you can go at your own pace, but still have friends to talk with!


Meg said...

Exciting! I'm running the Provo one in May! :)

Linda said...

It amazes me that I have children who love to run those llloooonnnnggg distances. - huge sigh -

My joy was a sunny day to run my errands - wish I could send some of our weather to you. :) It gets cold at night and we keep getting a little bit of snow, but it's sunny and no inversion - NICE!