Linzi @ Destination 26.2 Doing her FIRST full marathon at the Nike Marathon in San Francisco. I am SO excited for her. She has worked so hard for this and has been a huge inspiration to me.
Aneta @ Confessions of a Rambunctious Runner - Also doing her FIRST full marathon, the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon. These last few weeks have been a challenge for Aneta (injuries and flu symptoms just to name a couple), but she is trudging forth with amazing spirit. I can't decide if I'm more excited to read her race report, or to see what cute running outfit she picks for this race.
Nej (Jen?? OMG how did I not see that before, duh) @ I Think I Can, I Think I Can - Running her FIRST half marathon. She has just recently been suffering from some leg pains and a bit of pre-race doldroms (don't you hate those), but is so excited to conquer this beast. She's also looking for some "after the big race" ideas for "what's next?".
I wish all you ladies the best on your FIRSTS this weekend and look forward to your race recaps!
Stop by and wish these ladies good luck.
Now ... ABOUT ME! (because, really, isn't it ALL about me - haha)
My friend sent me the picture she took after our race this weekend. What a ham! Not my hottest, but this is me, hahaha.
Speaking of goofy pics. I found a couple from the actual race. I can't decide if I run in my sleep or this is some horrible coincidence. I can't post the actual pictures here but you can see them at these links:
- During the race (typical eyes down)
- Also during the race - For this one I actually saw the photographer and made an effort to move out from behind the person just in front of me and conscientiously closed my mouth and looked up. I still look like a dork - haha.
- Just After the Finish (again eyes down)
- At the finish stopping my watch
- There is also this one from when I doubled back and ran the finish line again with my friends - I kinda like that one.
Actually, I know what the problem is here. I tend to look at the ground when I run, which makes my eyes appear closed. I try to force myself to look up, but then I worry that I'll trip over something and history tells me this is a real possibility.
Another thing I notice (and has been oh so sweetly pointed out to me by my loving, caring,
A few weeks ago I was laughing at the girl on that Lotto 6/49 commercial (it may be a local thing .. I can't find a video of it). Anyway, it's based on their "Can You Imagine" campaign and shows a woman running basically all over the world - because she can. I was commenting on her posture. She is VERY erect and holds her arms quite high. My family all looked at me like I had fallen off the turnip truck and informed me that I run just like that. Hmmmm, so I look weird but apparently could do commercials. Yup, I'm going with that.
This weekend I have 10 miles planned and I'm going to try out a new route. I'm hoping I can have a biking companion along with for company and supplies. That would be nice! I haven't done a double digit run since April, and I can't wait!
Have a great weekend!!!