SkinnyRunner is doing a running streak and has ran 18 days straight. I decided to do my own personal streak. I am seeing how many days in a row I can have a bowl(S) of cereal for lunch. I am on day 2 and feeling strong. This is going to make packing my lunches for work a whole lot easier.
The Olympic trials for 2012 will be on Jan. 14th in Houston, Texas. These people are my heroes, I love reading about them, following their blogs (if they have one), and watching youtube clips of their races or interviews. Basically, I stalk them and I am really good at it. The trials are less than TWO weeks away, it is a race that will determine whether or not they go to the Olympics. Can you imagine? I get stressed for months leading up to a marathon where I am just trying to PR let alone run 5-minute miles and try to gain one of the three spots to represent my country in the OLYMPICS!
Runningtimes.com has an awesome section devoted to the different athletes that will be competing on Jan. 14th.
I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my favorites before the big day.
1. Desiree Davila. 5’2″ and from Detroit, she is the fastest American woman ever to run Boston (2:22:38). She is the third fastest American marathoner ever.
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As a freshman in high school Desiree ran a 4:59 mile and the two-mile in 11:16. She ran for Arizona State University and ran her very first marathon in 2:44:56. She continued to run faster and faster marathons and hit the sub 2:30 mark in Berlin with a 2:27:53 and her PR is from Boston 2011.
I am really hoping that Desiree will be one of the three women to represent the US in the 2012 Olympics.
Who are you routing for to make the Olympic Marathon team for 2012?
What is your longest running streak? Did you keep track of your miles for 2011…how many did you run?
What about a food streak…any food that you have been eating everyday for a while?
-Eggs, my favorite bread from Costco and pears.