Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Officially in.

It is official. I am racing in October:

Just like that.

I knew I couldn't pull off running the full marathon this fall, after being off running for so long this summer. But I've been running well for the past three weeks and feeling like I could manage the half marathon.

So after logging three long-ish runs (6, 7, 6.5) I sent in my request. The day I did, I ran even longer and felt even better.

(Check out my post-run pic -- we'd just finished up 10 miles. My longest run since April!!)

Bridget, me, Elisa. Happy and sweaty after our early morning 10 miles!

Was the strong long run a sign? Perhaps. But I wasn't sure my request would be accepted because the half marathon sold out so quickly. 

And then the email appeared in my inbox this morning.

I'm in.
I'm running the half marathon.
I'm excited!
Yay, yay, YAY!!!

Now, I have to get busy putting together a two-month training plan. I'm on it!

Have a great week, everyone!


Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

Great news! Good luck!

Darlene said...

Hooray! Still not sure if I am running the half or transferring to next year.

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks, Darlene and Amy!
It will be nice to see you if you run it, Darlene :-)

Ivayla Wadsworth said...

Great news! You are baaack!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Yea! Good luck! That's an excellent (and scenic) race.

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