run forrest run

For of those of you who follow me on Twitter, I must send a tweet a day talking about my workouts, how I'm going to the gym or just ran a few miles. I'm sorry about all that nonsense, but it will stop as of next Sunday - because that's race day.

I'm training, along with several other friends, for the RiteAid Cleveland Marathon. Initially, I thought I could do the half marathon. Why not? I've never been a runner. Ever. So why wouldn't I think I could sprint out 13.1 miles on your average Sunday morning?

Well, I scaled back my big dreams to only run the 10K instead. It's a little more manageable for a beginner runner like myself. I'm 9 days out and I think I can do it and under an hour, or at least that's my goal at this point.

I really wasn't shooting for time but trying to accomplish the whole 6.2 miles without doubling over in pain or running out of breath. Luckily, my friend, Maureen, is running in it, too, so we've been keeping each other motivated.

And by motivated, I mean making fun of each other if we didn't run or work out because that's what keeps us motivated at this point.

If you want to get up at 7 a.m, run in the race or just come and watch me, my friends I will love your company to keep us going. You better believe I'm eating at Lucky's Cafe after the race, too.


Suzanne said...

I will be downtown cheering for the runners bright and early. A couple of my friends are running the half. We will also be dining at Lucky's after. It's our favorite post workout spot.

I will be running my first 5k the end of this month.

Allison M. said...

suzanne - great job! want to run in a 5K at Beachwood for the Gathering Place (Race for the Place) on June 7? e-mail if you want more information - only $20.

Fizzgig said...

i might still go if my girlfriend is running. I'm unable to go since i hurt my foot, and you know no one else can go in your place? so im out that registration money? Thats a crock!

good luck!!!

Lil' Woman said...

Good luck girl! : )

Barb said...

Good luck and go for the waffles with peaches at Lucky's!

Katelin said...

aw good luck with the race! woo woo! have fun!

Suzanne said...

I can't do June 7th. I am out of town for a wedding that weekend.

I will have to look at the race map to see what the route for the 10k is vs. the half to see if I will be able to see you run by! If not, maybe I will see you at Lucky's.

The Modern Gal said...

Good luck! I always seem to run faster and longer when I'm running with a buddy.