Monday, November 27, 2006

Tapering

The hard work is done. With much difficulty, I finished my 11 mile run yesterday (turkey must slow you down), and I'm ready for the real race. Saturday I will join thousands of other folks in the Memphis Half Marathon to run 13.1 miles.

It feels pretty good for this non-athlete to say that. I've got all my gear: just broken-in shoes, new leggings and a super-cool GPS watch (yes, my arm is connected to satellites). I'll do a couple of short runs this week, and then I'll tack on 2 miles to what I've already done. As a friend likes to say: "I can spit two miles."

4 comments:

Tom said...

I've never been quoted before. :)

Diane Haag said...

that's what you get for being friends with a reporter. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good luck!! I tip my hat to you and others like you!! My mom does the breast cancer runs/walks every year and comes home with feet that look like they belong on a corpse (LOL!! SOrry Mom!!)and pain in her legs...yet she gets up and does it all over again the year after!! You guys are my heros :)

Tom said...

2:08 is the time to beat.