Friday, January 22, 2010

Getting State Fright

It has been raining crazy this past couple of weeks. It has rained more in the past 10 days than it has rained in the past three years.

I am worried about the muddy trails up in the hills this coming sunday morning. They turn into flowing rivers as the water uphill starts to flow downward. It's crazy when you're running uphill while the water is rushing downhill.

The trails weren't so bad when this picture was taken, because the rains hadn't really started. The trails hadn't turned into rivers just yet.

 I love having Angie and Heidi running this with me. And in this photo, they are literally there sandwiching me in. 

Knowing we are all in this together, really helps. And i love our bonding time.

 Angie in the middle.  We are her sister-in-laws. 

This coming Sunday we'll be running 12.6 miles in our practice run for our Half-Marathon race.

I only ran once this week.

It was on Wednesday night, in a very small drizzle... Heidi, Dennis and I ran maybe four-and-a-half miles singing songs.. "can you guess this tune!?"  We hadda blast.  Singing songs from the 50s to the present.

I felt like were on on a road trip.

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy...  and  I got a brand new pair of roller skates.. you gotta brand new key... 

Running really is fun. It is!

The forecast for Sunday calls for: RAIN.

I know it will be an experience I will never forget. My hope and wish is that we all make it to the finish line in one piece and be ready for the Half Marathon on Feb 7th... just two weeks away. I can't believe how quickly this training has taken place.

And I'm ready.  I'll keep you posted. Please come back to visit!


brenda said...

you make it sound fun!!!!!!!!!

doodlegirl said...

Hiiii Brenda!!! Thanks for visiting!!! It IS FUN!!! SO MUCH FUN!! I wish you lived closer and could join us! It is an amazing adventure!!!

Dan Guerra said...

Wow that IS an adventure! and it really looks like fun when you can share the experience too. Look at all that mud! 12.6 miles is a long way to run, that is so awesome! Good luck on Sunday Shawn! Be careful out there!

doodlegirl said...

Thanks Dan. I WILL keep you posted. And I'll be careful. I'll keep you posted! :O)

Christine said...

Wondering how the running was today. I bet it was super muddy with all that record breaking rain.

I ran with my running buddy on Saturday for the first time since mid December, so of course it was a good run.

You are going to do just fine on the 7th. You've been training hard and doing so well. Race day adrenaline will take you the rest of the way!

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