Tuesday, April 29, 2008

RECOVERING

More half marathon memories as promised:

-My running team found it hilarious that my mom's signs were all Auburn related. Turns out she was one of many people sporting orange and blue on Saturday. Every person we passed that was wearing something Auburn, whether a spectator or runner, I made sure to shout as loudly as I could "WAR EAGLE!!!!" It was funny. Jarrod kept laughing at me which only made me look harder for more Auburn people to shout at. I mean, we have to stick together. I probably threw out 20 "War Eagles!" with as many in return.

-How's this for a bachelorette party: I saw a bride and some of her bridesmaids, decked out in white tank tops and veils and holding mini bouquets. Hmmmmm... Hey girls — start training now! Don't worry, it's not like you don't have PLENTY of time.

-I found this post, written in October 2006 about my complete disinterest for running a marathon. Funny that nearly exactly a year after I wrote it, I started training for a half. While most of those things I'd rather do than run 26.2 miles still hold true, after feeling what 13.1 is like, I need to take some off of the list.

It feels like forever ago, y'all. My roommate and I were talking last night about how it already seems like years ago. I have had so many thoughts throughout the past 72 hours. It's been an emotional roller coaster. Posts still to come this week: a sampling of those thoughts and emotions as a conclusive wrap up to this whole chapter as well as a list of what I learned/suggestions for anyone who wants to take up running (more than a few of you have told me you are considering it now).

3 comments:

  1. I think you should post an updated list. I'm curious about where you stand on watching 24 hours of hockey after your first game experience, and frankly, I can't believe that you would ever choose to eat your own flesh over doing anything.

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  2. i look forward to the next few posts. i already told the husband that i was going to start training.. and so was he. :) like i told you, i love reading your blog.

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