I have really exciting news regarding this fall, I will be running the Detroit Marathon! The full sha-bang. The whole darn thing, hopefully. If you are not familiar with my demise in 2009 on the same course, I blew out my knee at mile 15 and walked the remaining marathon. It took me 4 hours and 50 excruciating minutes to pirate drag my right knee. It was horrible. That will NOT happen again!
|Before the knee blow out. Yes I am really pigeon toed *sigh. Another reason I did gymnastics, tried to correct that eek!|
|After the knee blow out, thank you big brother. He said to me as he picked me up, "Wow you are light! And you're a stinky little bastard!" Sibling love.|
PROUDEST MOMENT: Crossing the finish line at Muncie. Although my time was basically the same since 2010, I was highly undertrained going in. I felt so much more mentally tough on the run, I passed a lot of woggers, although I was one of them for the last 1.5 miles.
BEST PR: I took 5 minutes off of my olympic distance triathlon in Sylvania this year. I actually was slower on the swim but took 5 minutes off of the whole thing-during the 10k! I felt amazing and managed to pass a lot of people. Never in my life have I been told I look great during the run portion of a tri!
WORST MOMENT OF THE SEASON: This also came during the Sylvania olympic, I realized I had NO food or anything. I downed my Gatorade and I think this saved me from a bonk. I kept waiting for it on the run but it didn't come.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT: When I involuntarily peed myself at Muncie at mile 10 on the run. Ewww.
MOST FUN IN A RACE: Definitely has to be the Kayla O'Mara Memorial 5k. I ran awful but I decided to sprint the last 100m, little did I know some former MSU sprinter (a 50 y.o. man!) was right beside me and raced me to the end...I won ;)
BIGGEST THANKS TO: Erin. She has created running training plans for me since April. She ran alongside me in the Dexter/AA 10k. She has been a GREAT friend and inspiration for me. She has made me run, now THAT is a miracle!
Anddddd drum roll please ***
This November I will be waiting like a HAWK online to sign up for Ironman Arizona in 2012.
|In the words of Charlie Sheen, "BRING IT!"|