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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Good Times, Good Times

Today I made it to a run with $bill and Frank. It's been a loong time since I've run with $bill and Frank dumped me from calling him my "running buddy"...even though are entire friendship has been based and formed from the years we ran together.

Last week, my workplace (and Frank and $Bill's) sent out a notice about registering for the American Tobacco Marathon and Half Marathon. What a coincidence, I thought, because I had just had a conversation with a co-worker (and fast runner) about marathons. I told him I wasn't ready and he said that when I am, I should consider the American Tobacco Marathon. I considered it for a second. :) But I did find it eerily coincidental...

$Bill then emailed me and said something to the effect of 'you are doing this and you are going to beat two hours. i will pace you.' Well how could I turn that down? So I am signed up for the half marathon, along with $Bill and two, possibly three, new training mates: Laura, Nancy and Jan.

Sidenote: Jan ran with us today, which was a very pleasant surprise as I had no idea she was informed of our meeting. We started off and Laura said 'jan, you should do the half in march' and we were like 'yeah, you should do it' to which she shrugged nonchalantly ' twisted my arm'. How easy was that?

Frank has to be different and instead, will go with the full marathon. This is always good for me, as it continues to remind me of how much harder training is for 26.2 miles. The talk of 2 mile repeats today spun in my head and a relief that I would not have to endure such training.

Anyway, we ran four miles in Umstead. The first two were a bear and only Bill would know how hard it would be for me...he said afterward 'i didn't hear you talking.' It's a two mile out and back and the back is my runner's high route. I wouldn't say I had the runner's high this round but I felt pretty good.

When we were done, Frank and the girls headed for more miles on Black Creek while Bill and I took to a bike trail at Lake Crabtree. We did two more miles and it was just really nice. The lake on one side and nothing but trees on the other, with leaves all over the place.

It didn't feel like it had been that long since I ran with them but it has been. I look forward to getting back into that similar routine we've had in the past, this time with new running pals.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to have you back. :) Nice having new running buddies, too.