I want to thank every one of you who has visited and read my ramblings. I hope that you'll follow me over to my new and improved website, where you'll find everything there is to know about me and my writing.
Today I completed the GoneForaRun.com
Virtual 4 Miler, the All 4 Run. I love virtual runs for two big reasons:
convenience and motivation. I needed both today. I did not have the time
to travel to an event and I needed to start running again. I had
convinced myself over the last two months that the heat was just too oppressive
for running, and it dramatically decreased my training.
I needed motivation and encouragement. Truth be told, I love bling, and I was determined to earn my medal!
also want to be a marathoner. (Yes, that's on my bucket list.) I don't
want to climb Everest or become a published novelist (my husband already
beat me to this one, but I'm not a creative writer anyway). I'm a
runner, and not a very great runner. I'm slow and not built for the sport
at all, except in my aspirations. Marathon completion is not far-fetched, since about half a million people complete one each year. Kids
have done it, and even people in their 90's. But this goal has eluded me for
far too long.
BJ and I are registered for my first marathon (yes, he got dragged into it), which is 34 weeks from now. I
have plenty of time, but I want to keep my soles on the pavement until
my glory day arrives.
I finished the All 4 Run 4 Miler at a time of 52:59. When I got started at 7:30 AM, the temperature was 80 degrees with a
dew point of 75 degrees. (I know, I
should have started earlier, but it was a vacation day.) Oh, and what was BJ doing while I was running? Writing, of course. But he did take time out of his busy schedule to take this picture:
In closing, I want to thank Gone for a Run and my husband for the motivation today. Amanda Bourg