Monthly Archives: May 2012

Go Big or Go Home

I’m going big.

26.2 miles of big to be exact.

I know I’ve mentioned it before on here but haven’t talked about it too much, so let’s discuss it. I will be running the Portland Marathon with Team in Training. I’m actually not that nervous about the running itself, I trust that my training will get me prepared to tackle 26.2 miles, and after the Eugene half, I know that I will be supported the whole way with TnT. What makes me nervous is the fundraising. I’ve been lucky to have been successful in my last two fundraising endeavors, raising $2500 since July, $1000 for the Children’s Cancer Association and $1500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My goal is to raise another $1500. I know it’s possible, but it’s also overwhelming. But if the last 6 months have taught me anything, it’s that if you work hard and trust that you have the strength to do something, you will accomplish your goal. Remember, go big or go home.

Alright, enough of the serious stuff, now for a little update since the Eugene Half. I haven’t done much running since I’ve had some knee and foot issues. Then I went to Palm Springs for my brother’s wedding (which was wonderful and amazing) and only got one run in.

Eugene represent.

I started my run at 7:30 am and it was already 85 degrees. Needless to say, I went 2 miles and decided it was way too hot so I called it a day. Then found a great way to cool off.

In case you’ve never stuck you head in a freezer for a prolonged period of time, FYI, they do not smell very good. My foot felt ok after the run but I took no chances and wore the ugly shoe most of the weekend.

Except that the ugly shoe was on the other foot.

I got my first Portland run in with my favorite running buddy, Kelley, in last night.

Kelley actually is superwoman.

It was a lovely loop around the waterfront full of chatting and catching up/therapy session on life post Eugene. It’s funny how I can run 13.1 miles a few weeks ago but 3 miles last night, so hard. Damn you fitness and your ability to disappear so quickly.

Looking ahead to Portland, our first TnT long run is this Saturday. It’s nice 3 miles jaunt in Beaverton and I couldn’t be more excited. GO TEAM!

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