Saturday, December 08, 2007


I leave in a couple of hours for city south of here to run the half-marathon tomorrow. I went to Target this morning to get a new running outfit. I had planned to buy a new running jacket. Instead, I need shorts and short sleeves, as the weather will be unusually warm and humid. A warning went out by e-mail today to dress for warm weather and to begin taking in plenty of fluids now. And just a few weeks ago I wondered if it would be too cold to run comfortably! L. kept telling me about the year her brother ran the particular race we are doing. It was 19 degrees with strong winds on race day for him! I'll take the 60-degree weather we're expecting. Particularly since my new clothes could be purchased from the clearance rack for under $10 for the whole outfit!

Race start time is 9:00 a.m. CST tomorrow! We hope to finish before noon. Yes, that's slow. What's your point? My only real goal is to finish. After 12 miles in strong winds last weekend, it feels very doable. We've already started looking into doing another half-marathon in late March. Perhaps then I'll set a particular time goal. What I wanted to achieve by planning to run this race has already been accomplished. I've run farther and more often than I would have if I hadn't set the goal. The additional weight loss is a nice bonus too!

I'll return on Monday and will offer a race report then. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Kathryn said...

Prayers that all goes well and that it's fun (in a "gives you a buzz" sort of way) too. Proud of you for doing it :-)

jo(e) said...

Linda, this race is a huge victory for you. I mean, think of how far you've come this last year or two.

I'll be thinking of you!

Jan said...

Linda, this is so great. You won't read this till you get back, but I'll be waiting to hear about the race. I am so impressed with you!