Thank you so, so very much for your kind words about my 5-year wedding anniversary. It was such a deliciously wonderful experience to look back at that day — from the single tear I had to wipe away when I first saw Lucas to the hysterical shots of my parents movin’ and groovin’ on the dance floor, I really enjoyed looking at where we’ve been and thinking about where we’re going.
It’s funny, too — Lucas texted me at about 8:30am yesterday, sad that nobody had commented on the post. “Do they not love us?,” he asked. I answered: “Just wait.” You came through, commenters…and I love you for it.
Ready or Not, Here I Run
12 weeks seems like such a long time.
12 weeks have come and gone.
Ready is not exactly what I’m feeling. I’m a bit undertrained, overwhelmed and nervous. It’s been more than a year since I ran this distance (recaps: OUC Half Marathon, Disney Half Marathon), although I did smash my expectations at a 2-mile + 10K race just 2 weeks ago.
To try and get psyched up, I thought I’d take a journey back through some of my most epic running posts — and it really helped!
- My First 10-Mile Run
- The Scenic Route (running in MA)
- Ow, My Aching, Um, Area
- A Night of Firsts
- How I Body Glide Through Life
- And the Bass Keeps Runnin’ Runnin’ (my swim/run brick)
- How NOT to Run 10 Miles
- When You Ralk, You’ve Wun
- Running is NOT a Sexy Sport
- An Amazing Run in Ithaca
- Dear Running: Ode to Long Lost Friend
- Running With Friends (when I shower at Starbucks)
- Meet My New Garmin!
- On This Day, I Thee Finish (a crucial post in my decision to get back to running)
2009 was my year, huh? It’s nice to be back in running shape, and I’ve made a conscious decision to JUST ENJOY whatever happens tomorrow. Running crazy fast and PRing? Cool. Walking every couple of miles and taking photos? Also cool. I am not setting any time goals, and my only real plan is to give it everything I have, and finish with a smile.
In fact, I’ll be making lemonade, half marathon-style, as I did a year and a half ago in this post.
BTW — my boss put this Iron Girl ad up behind my desk months ago. Hard to believe it’s finally time to head to the beach! (P.S. I’ll be wearing that pink shirt with my name on the back, so if you see me, PLEASE come say hi!!!!! And you can follow me on Twitter: @kwidrick)