(That’s how long 26.2 is.) Today I was going to go to the DMV to get a new license since I lost my wallet, so I bought a book for my Kindle to prepare for the wait. Instead, Michael and I get to spend the day at home together with tummy bugs. Fun. Reading a book about running marathons is not the best choice when all you want to do is throw up, but I have been wanting to read this for a while, so might as well.
I got Hal Higdon’s popular book on the topic, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide. It’s a pretty good book, although I haven’t gotten to the “guide” part yet. There are a lot of anecdotes and stories from other runners in there that could probably be pared down quite a bit. I really just want him to get to the nuts and bolts of the topic, but it seems that the main purpose of the book is motivation and inspiration for your first marathon. And that’s actually perfect for me. I have had a lot of trepidation about the endeavor, but this book is really making me excited about my first race!
Speaking of, when we get moved I’d really like to either find another mommy running partner or join a running group of moms who run in the middle of the day like me - running errands or taking kids to school or whatever. I’ve never really run with other people, but I’d like to see if I like it or not.
All that to say, if you want to follow my training, then you can do that now in my sidebar! It tracks all of my running and walking through Daily Mile. Pretty cool, I thought. My next race is a 10k being sponsored by Michael’s company. It falls in schedule with my half-marathon training perfectly, so that will be fun. Are any of you training for a run?