Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ooooops I did it again...

I have, for the 3rd time no less, registered for a Half Marathon.  It was originally my 50th Birthday goal, but that didn't work out.  I signed up for the Seattle Amica Half in 2009 but missed it due to a bum knee...then I signed up for the BMO Vancouver BC Half in May 2010...which I also missed due to a bum knee.  I did attend to cheer on my friends - some of whom were running their first ever full marathons.  They did great and we had a wonderful time there.

Since then I have had knee surgery and a little brush with mortality, but I still want to do this thing! 

A little whippet puppy therapy after my knee surgery and before my PE August 2010
It has been 14 months and I think the time is nigh (and the Doctors have cleared me medically) so today I did something rash.  I registered for the 2013 Seattle Rock & Roll Half Marathon on June 22, 2013.  This gives me 8 months to either put up or shut up. 

We all know by now that I get all hot and bothered about something or other and go full tilt until I don't.  So how do I make this one THE one where I actually make it to the starting line ~ hopefully the finish line ~ and a big fat finisher's medal?  Good question - and one I will need to ponder a little further.  It is, after all, Fall and daylight is a little more limited each and every day plus I live in a very rural area where it is not safe to run in the dark.

Stay tuned for further details.....