Friday, October 10, 2008

Holy Freaking 13.1!

Miles, that is.

Back at the beginning of August, I wrote this. Not too much has changed since then, except that I have managed to do a little more running than walking when I do make it out the door. And it's cooling down quite a bit here so the heat is no longer an excuse to forgo my run.

I went to a kick-off event last night and signed up for this. $75 later, I have committed myself to run 13.1 miles through Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe with about 30,000 other people on January 18.

Help!

(The good news is, I won a drawing for $100 to P.F. Chang's! If you think about it, it's like I got paid $25 to enter the race! So there's that, and the fact that I might actually be forced to get in shape now!)

5 comments:

CENA - My.M.Spot said...

that's awesome about winning the 100$ gift card. not so awesome about the running. i, myself, am definitely not a runner. makes me tired just thinking about it. but good for you for doing it!

i am a little jealous, though, that you'll be running outside in january. i'll probably be sitting by the fireplace drinking hot chocolate here in cold, wintery, ohio....

Ms. Bar B: said...

Wow! Kudos to you. I can't imagine running ANYWHERE in Arizona. Went I came out to visit my aunt last summer my nose bled for half the week I was there, lol. And that is why I live in California, hehe.

Good luck with getting prepared... I will be rooting for your success in January.

Scary Mommy said...

Good for you!!! That's awesome about PF Changs-- I love that place! One of these days, I'll excersize... Maybe. :)

Tena said...

Wit woo, congrats on winning the gift card!
Best of luck on getting ready for the race, I am sure you will do a great job!

CENA - My.M.Spot said...

hey, i just left you an award. go check it out! :)