2 hrs and change

March 4, 2005

is probably how long it’s going to take me to run tomorrow’s half-marathon (located in scenic charlotte, nc). and, just to clarify, when i said ‘change’, i wasn’t talking seconds. i’m guessing that i will average a 9:30 – 10:00 minute mile pace, which is very slow compared to most ‘real’ runners, but i don’t really care. my only goal is to finish with a smile on my face (but that goal may not be such an easy one, considering that weather.com is predicting rain and it’s going down to 40 degrees the night before). armed with more talent and higher aspirations, josh is attempting to break the sound barrier or something close to it. he’ll be waiting quite a while at the finish line for good ol’ moi, let me tell you . . .

i’m excited, but a little nervous because i’ve done 99.5% of my training indoors (the other .5% was in miami when we were there over winter break!). also, i need to make sure that i don’t get all excited and run too fast and burn out at mile 4, because that would really, really suck.

assuming i survive, i’ll write all about it on sunday!


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