qarylla: (running)
I'm running another half marathon this year - actually two. I'm currently training and training (and fundraising) for Boston's Run to Remember at the end of May and for the Napa Valley to Sonoma Half Marathon in July. The Napa Valley Half is part of Team Challenge, so I'm trying to raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. I love the fact that I can run, and while I am not the best runner on the block that it is something I can do and see improvement on. Of course, I'm not so good at the fundraising - big surprise there. I was looking at my logs yesterday, and from around the day I signed up for the Team Challenge half marathon, I've run over 43 miles. Not bad for under a month.

This weekend was my first real long run of the season. I trundled along with [ profile] enochs_fable for just over 6 miles. With some moderate improvement and more work under my belt, I'm happily on track for a sub-two hour long race (I love the race projection calculator). Of course, right now I'm feeling a little under the weather, probably due to changes in same or allergies or a cold. I'm hoping to nip this thing in the bud soon, so I'll feel up to taking on my 4 mile run tomorrow morning.

Yeah, running! (And yeah for picking up a new running shoes over the weekend!)
qarylla: (potterpuffs)
(and cool links)

I started running again this week. I haven't really done anything real for running in a few years, since around the time of my knee surgery and recovery. I would do a mile or two on the treadmill every four to six months and that would be about it. Running was just an activity that wasn't easy to do or schedule or manage (for weekend walks the culprit is usually the huge backpack).

I normally do the Corporate Challenge, because it is local and free through work and pretty low key. Last year I was sick and the year before that I walked the entire thing in a pretty abyssmally slow time. There (if my memory serves) was also a bit of a clothing snafu at least once. Uncomfortable clothing makes for poor performance.

I treadmilled on Tuesday. Part of my joyous day off recovering from Rhode Island airport-related travel. This morning a look at the weather had me in shorts and a T jogging (and walking) outside. I had no idea how many miles, but I at least knew the roads. I tried four or five different google map directions to attempt to get my route mapped for mileage. Then I found this. Map everything! My normal route to MIT from work is 2.79mi! To Enochs: 1.79 (don't know what is up with the 79s!), and the walk-jog this morning: 1.94.

Not bad for a morning's work.


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