PLEASE cross your fingers for me that the below items (headphones for the iPad) will = a successful 4.5 hour plane ride tomorrow morning. I am very nervous about this. Brooke is pretty active these days and she has never been on a flight longer than 1.5 hours… This will be interesting.
Any other good ideas of things I should do or bring to keep her entertained?
Just some necessary time with Megan and her sister. PS Megan is the one that got me to sign up for my first marathon! I would have never thought of doing it if it wasn’t for her. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing;)
Speaking of marathons, a friend sent on over this… A marathon with the theme of candy? I think we should probably all do this next year. See you there. Come hungry.
And salad mountains with bread twists. 5$ for this goodness during the summer.
As I have been thinking about what my goals are for my next marathon I realized that my sub 3 goal for this last marathon (before I got injured I was thinking I would for sure get a sub-3) was a little aggressive. Yes, it is good to have big goals and things like that but at the same time I hadn’t done a marathon for 2.5 years and I had no idea how my body would handle it.
I have had some great personal records in the half-marathon over the last year and so I just assumed I was ready for a sub 3 right away… BUT the half and the marathon are two completely different things.
My PR marathon is almost FOUR YEARS OLD (in September it will be 4 years old). So, does that count as a personal record anymore or is that old news because it was so long ago? Are there such things as personal records before kids vs. after kids? Do personal records expire and you start new again after awhile?
Does a PR stay your PR for your whole life or would I say, “My pr is a 3:04 in the marathon BUT that was 4 years ago and I have a lot of work to do to get to that time again.”?
From my best marathon:
For me, I think a 3:04 is my pre-baby (and pre-a million injuries) personal record but from here on out as far as goals go I am starting fresh. I ran a 3:29 marathon 2 weeks ago and I will shoot to improve upon that time for my next one and continue to cut time off from here on out. Thinking about going from a 3:29 to a 2:59 in just a matter of months is a little overwhelming and so I want to focus on small goals and chip away at that time in a smart and healthy way. Good thing I have a lot of marathoning years ahead of me:)
PS I loved reading these 97 Ways to Run a Personal Record!
What do you think? Do personal records expire or is your best time always your best time? Or do you need to include how long ago your personal record was?
What is one of your Personal Records that you are most proud about?
Anyone else have a friend or family member convince you to sign up for your first race? Who was it?
Favorite color of gummy bear?