2:37ish… Ok until ab 8, then mehThe “meh” is describing my apathy for miles nine through 13. A few hours later I received a text from her that said this:
U still hit 12:00 so that’s fine. Wanna do another half either on 8/31 or 9/14?When I received this message, I was asleep on my couch. After I woke up and hobbled like an old woman over to my phone, I laughed. Another half marathon? Sure Lindy, right after I regain the ability to bend my knees so I can sit down without having to fall backwards and hope that my rump hits the seat.
A few hours later, I looked up my weekly training and realized that, yes… another half marathon on either of those dates would fit nicely into my mileage schedule. It was something to consider. Another hour went by and I mentioned it to MM. How do you feel about doing another half marathon, MM?
OK. So, I was starting to come around. Then on Monday I read Lindy’s blog. I provided advice, “Play it by ear,” I said. “Don’t sign up for a half marathon just yet,” I said.
That evening, I emailed her:
Subject line: Alright.OK. So it's less Lindy’s fault, and more my fault. I believe her response began, “Damn you Lou,” and now we’re both signed up to run on September 14.
I'm in. if you want to do Banco, I'm with you. I don't know what part of "I'm in intense pain due to my half marathon" is leading me to believe that I should do another one like... right now, but whatever. Let me know if you're going to sign up.
Oh and did I mention that I also signed up for the 2009 Indy Mini Marathon yesterday? It’s the biggest half marathon in the world and only a short three or so hour drive from Chicago. So, the first big race of 2009 has been determined.
Two half marathon registrations in one day. That’s a record for me.