Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week 10: last training run before the race

Well. This is it. Our last week of training before we run more than 13 miles up in the hills this Sunday.

It's been a fun adventure.

I still can't believe I'm about to run this!

After this photo was taken, Anita and I got lost out there on the trails this past Sunday morning. We missed one of the pink ribbons that directed our way.

Coach Marc believes we were gabbing and missed it. He might be right.

But I think we missed it because over Thanksgiving weekend, we ran the same trail but turned right and ran up the road and I think we were thinking we were running the same trail we ran then. ya know... monkey see, monkey do.

But. It was foggy out there. We might've just didn't see it.

When we arrived at the finish line, we received a round of applause. Most of the group was going out for breakfast after the run but we were close to not having that breakfast as they were just seconds away from going on a search for us. We were really that late!

And now fast-forward to tonight.

I am worried about this Sunday. So I ran alone through my neighborhood after work tonight, setting off motion lights all across my neighborhood. Who needed a flashlight?

I set out to run just 30 minutes and by the time I got home, I had run 34 minutes.

It was easy and it felt good.

I really don't know what i'm doing, but I'm about to embark on a half-marathon this Sunday. They say to "take it easy".. so I am.

Wish me well.


Christine said...

I know we're practically strangers brought together over the last ten weeks out of our mutual newfound passion for running on opposite sides of the continent, but I just want to tell you that I'm so proud of you for all that you've accomplished so far and in such a short amount of time. You took a plunge into the unknown and stuck it out with verve! And now you're on the cusp of accomplishing your hard earned goal. I know you can do it and will be cheering you on in spirit on Saturday. Your body might be hurting at the end--although probably not ;) -- but mentally and spiritually, I just know you are going to feel amazing!

All the best to you, Shawn!!

doodlegirl said...

christine. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. They really lifted me up and will help carry me over the finish line this Sunday.

Jen and Angela said...

Good luck! You look very snazzy in your pink top. Looking good is what matters most :) Can't wait to hear how you do. Good thoughts are being sent your way. Jen

doodlegirl said...

thanks jen! :O)

Kate said...

Think of all your blogging buddies, Facebook friends, and special sports fans who will be CHEERING YOU ON! Picture all of us at the finish line with a huge "Way to Run, Shawn!" banner!

Christine said...

Hi Shawn,
Just dropping by to see how Saturday went. : )

doodlegirl said...

Kate... thank you so much. I thought of what you said and as I ran over the finish line, not only did i have my family and extended family and friends rooting me on, but I had my "blogging buddies" and "facebook friends" and special sport fans cheering me on, too. I really did visualize all of you and it helped me pick up my pace!

Christine... It went terrific! I am hoping for a few added photos.. but if I don't get them in the next day or two.. I will post with the pictures I have. Thanks for visiting!! (That means a lot to me!!). A post will follow very very very soon. :O)