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Month: March 2012

Goals for the New Season and Beyond

Goals for the New Season and Beyond

Goal #1: Finish Chicago and Philly Marathons in Fall without injury and fatigue. Why is this goal important? I am unable to answer why other than the fact that I wanted to do 2 fall marathons and take the winter season off. Seemed like a good idea 2 months ago when I was putting in long lonely miles so soon after summer.  Goal #2: Get to 5:30 – 5:35 in the Fall Marathons Why is this goal important?Because I think…

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Cheating on my Love

Cheating on my Love

Last week, the FauxRuner took on the role of FauxBiker when I went on my first bike ride with Get Fit Atlanta.  This wednesday, I took my bike in for some much needed servicing and then rode for a bit after that. And on Saturday, asked people if they wanted to ride with me and went out for 14-15miles. The same 2 weeks, I’ve run a total of 4 times; my “longest” being 4.5miles the last 0.5 miles of which my…

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I Missed My Calling

I Missed My Calling

Instead of running the Georgia Half Marathon today, I volunteered at the Get Fit Atlanta Water Stop at Mile 10 of the Marathon Route.  I yelled, screaming, chanted, whooped, yelled some more, screamed some more, … until the kidlets were sort of embarrassed by Mommy’s maniac ways. While not the same as running, the rush I had came pretty close to it.  I may have missed my calling as a running spectator and maniac cheerer! Congratulations to the 18,000+ amazing full and…

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FauxBiker?

FauxBiker?

It started with an email from PTS detailing their sporting events for this year. One that I had been interested in the past popped up – The Cartersville Duathlon. A 3.1mile run/17mile Bike/3.1mile run, the timing seemed right at April 15th; fitting in just right before the start of the Chicago training season (May).   Just something for me to keep occupied without feeling the blues about not pounding the pavement again. When I posted the casual question on Facebook,…

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Now What?

Now What?

Due to a combination of various factors, I’m exhausted and my “perkiness level” (as Kate from Big Peach put it) is at 1.1 instead of the usual 9.8. So to take my mind off of it, I did what I always do – head to the Get Fit forums and read up on race reports and seminar notes. And from there I’m trying to formulate a plan. How do I feel?The runners high that lasted all Sunday and most of Monday…

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