I love how some of you noticed that Billy and I were matching in the last post. Yes, I did change when I got home from school to match him. For some strange reason I LOVE matching people. My poor future children. I may have to become a seamstress so that I can make onsies and clothes for me out of the same fabric to match my munchkins.
Being totally original and one-of-a-kind, I am starting a Question and Answer series to the blog. No one has ever done this before:) If you have a question you want me to post about feel free to email me!!!
Today’s question is, ‘What are your short-term and long-term running goals other than sub 3 at Boston?”
Um………… I was going to wait to answer this question because it kind of scares me. What if I fail? What if I don’t make the goal that I set for myself.
Then I remembered……..I will just train that much harder and run another race and eventually I WILL get that goal. No one can stop me. I truly believe we have the power to GET whatever we want in life.
So, here goes. I will tell the world what I really think I am going to accomplish with running.
First Goal: To have one marathon picture that I don’t look like I am about to die and that you can tell I am a girl. I am hoping to achieve this in Boston.
Goals are supposed to be realistic…..so, scratch this one. I will always look like death at the end, I guess that is how I will know I gave everything I could into the race.
Goal #2: 2:50 Marathon @ St. George Marathon this October. I am going to have the whole summer off from work to train my butt off. My world will revolve around Billy, going to the beach, stalking you and running. My training will rock. It is also a downhill course and I LOVE downhill courses so I think that will help me to attain this goal.
Goal #3: Sub 1:20 1/2 marathon. This one scares me because I haven’t done a half in years. This Saturday I am running a HILLY one so we shall see how much work I will need to do to get this one. This will happen at the Hobble Creek 1/2 marathon this summer:) Anyone else running this one?
Goal #4: Run some 50 and 100 mile ultra’s and place. Knowing my body and my crazy brain I think that this is one will be the easiest to obtain. I do love speed but if I had to choose I would rather just run and run and run forever. I am planning to train for an ultra a year from this summer. I feel like I could run forever at a slow pace and it just makes me feel peaceful thinking about running all day in the mountains while eating pb sandwiches, Gatorade and Chips Ahoy.
Goal #5: Run NYC, Chicago, London, Berlin, Maui, Tokyo, Disney World and a trillion of the Rock N Roll marathons.
Goal #6: Run a marathon with Billy. He won’t admit it but I know deep down he wants to do a marathon together.
Goal #7: I know that after more marathons, working with my coach more and really dedicating myself to the sport I will get a sub 2:40 marathon, and maybe place in some of the bigger marathons. I know that it is going to take a ridiculous amount of work and time but that is what LONG-TERM goals are for, right? I am not expecting this over night……just eventually, I have at least 15 years left of competitive racing and just thinking about it gives me goosebumps:)
Goal #8: Be one of those ninety year old’s out running around the lakes and trails. Running because I love it and how it makes me feel. Kicking some trash would be cool too:)
Goal #9: Sign up for and race 10k and a 5k. I know this sounds crazy but anything under a 1/2 marathon SCARE’S ME!!!! 3 miles of pure sprinting……um ouch. 26.2 miles of going moderately fast….fun. I need to see a psychologist. My brain is messed up.
I am so excited to be a MOM someday and that sounds more exciting to me than anything. So many of you fabulous ladies that I look to for inspiration have a beautiful family and kick butt in running. You guys are amazing EXAMPLES to me and get me so excited to have kids. I just have to get past the whole I lose kids all of the time thing before this happens.
Go wish the CUTEST MOLLIE a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You will love her blog!
Tell me your LONG-TERM or SHORT-TERM running/fitness goals!!!
What is your favorite race you have ever run?
What distance SCARES you?
-The thought of doing a 2 mile race or something like that makes me want to pee my pants. That just sounds painful.
I am feeling like some comfort food tonight….WHAT SHOULD I MAKE? What is your definition of comfort food?