First-off, congratulations to all you runners who did the New York Marathon yesterday. I find it extremely humbling that Meb won the Marathon yesterday with a time that was faster than my last HALF marathon. Wow, it just amazes me to see the elites run that fast, for 26.2 miles. Simply amazing. My goal is to one day run ONE mile at that pace.

In my own running news, I am happy to report that I completed my first mile in nearly a month this weekend. Saturday I purchased my new Asics 2140s (pink and white--cute but they will be dirty quick in the winter muck) and then took them out for a spin at the track. FInished a mile and the foot felt fine. Felt fine the rest of the day, and weekend too. And, it STILL feels fine! Woo hoo! Now, my lungs on the other hand were a different story. I have been swiming some and walking and trying to stay moving in my running sabbatical; however, nothing compares to running for keeping me fit. After that single mile, I looked and felt like I had done 5. But, I know that it won't take long to be running 10 again with ease. And I look forward to it eagerly.

Though I am running again, I have completely resigned all hope of running a full marathon in 2009. BUT, early 2010 seems doable. I am scoping out alternatives for my marathon...Miami in January? New Orleans in February? Bataan Memorial Death March in March? (eh, maybe not...)


  1. Congrats on completing the first mile... now only a few more to go... ;)

  2. Yay for getting back out on the run! I find those marathon times humbling too.

  3. Congrats on your mile! I absolutely know what you are talking about girl and we will get better, stronger, and faster again! Hang in there. Can't wait to see which marathon you will pick; keep us posted, I'm looking for one too.

  4. The Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach on March 21 would be good.

  5. Hi! Just came across your site while perusing running blogs online! Glad to hear you're back in action. My foot is acting up right now too (not a break, but it's un-runnable right now and I'm going stir crazy).

    How do you like the Asics 2140s? I was a huge fan of the 2130s but then, at first feel, swayed away from the 40s and instead got the Saucony Omni Grid 8. They are ok, but heavy. I might want to switch back to Asics. Let me know if you like them!

    Take care! Rachel

  6. I was all set for the NYC marathon as my first marathon but then got hurt in an accident so had to defer. I'm back running (still can't really do any speed but that was never a strength anyway) and decided on the Disney Full in January as a goal.

    Welcome to recovery road. Looks like you're past the bumpy section.