Ran 10 with son today. Races are 3 weeks away!

December 19th, 2008

My 12 yr. old son and I went for a 10 miler this morning. As his bottom killed him after the last 10 miler, I decided to loan him my bike shorts. They seemed to help him a bit.

My hips are still sore from the cortizone shots. However, I am starting to feel better again. My Disney races are 3 weeks from tomorrow. I am starting to get REALLY NERVOUS. Not to say that I haven’t run a half or full marathon before….it is just all those people. It is the fact that my family is making a vacation out of my races. They are going to be on the sidelines cheering me on. I don’t want to disappoint them or myself. I want these races to be AWESOME!

My other goal this year was to make 1,000 miles run. Sadly, as of 12/19/08, I have only done 812.47 miles. I will be able to get in another 60-70 miles (hopefully) by the end of December. If I hadn’t taken off the entire month of May, I would have made my goal. Of course, there is always 2009!

I bought another pair of New Balance shoes (gotta love www.joesnewbalanceoutlet.com) as a back up pair. I have put almost 350 miles on the shoes I am wearing now. That is in 2 MONTHS!!! Holy guacamole! You would think that I would be a slim, size 2 by now with all this running. Nope. I am 165 and a size 8/10. Oh well…..at least I feel great and am confident in my appearance. I am hoping that with all this exercise and eating right (well, 90% of the time), I will live a long life. I don’t want to die in my early 50’s like my Mom & Grandma did. They were both morbidly obese. I don’t ever want to be like that. I want to be able to hold my Great-Grandchildren one day. So…

….I will keep on running!

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