Alright, don’t pee your pants just yet, it’s nothing that great. But first and foremost, I registered for the MORE Magazine Half-Marathon in New York City’s Central Park on April 3!
This is exciting for two reasons. First, it will be the first race I’ve run since the Boston Marathon in April of 2010. Second, I’m running it with a group of co-workers from my school, most of whom are beginner runners. I’m leading training sessions twice a week and will be emailing out a weekly run schedule.
Basically, it feels like my first real (well, only semi-real since I’m not getting paid) coaching gig, which is AWESOME. As in, feels like the babiest of baby steps towards one of my life’s goals, which is to be a paid running coach (hence this blog!)
Anyways, while I won’t be running the race for a personal record, I have a feeling I’m going to be pretty damn emotional when my 12 female co-workers cross the finish line, some of them for the first time. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s an all-women race? Girl power, roowr!
I’ll be sure to post more about our half-marathon training sessions, as well as our weekly mileage and work-out schedule as we get into things
And the second exciting thing to happen to me today? I took Perri for her first run and it was a grand ol’ success! Turns out, I somehow managed to adopt my dog soul-mate (in my ways than one. But we won’t go there because you’ll all think I’m nuts.) In short, little Perri loves running!
At first, she was all like, ‘I wanna sniff the urine of every single other dog who has walked past here in the last 10 years’ but once I got her moving, there was no stopping her.
She was running all out, ears back, galloping at a pace that even I struggled to keep up with. It reminded me of when I was little and used to just run, as fast as I could, like there was no tomorrow and no on could catch me, ever. Yes, I’m 100% sure that’s exactly how she felt (feel free to stifle your laughter at my craziness, oh about…now.)
We managed to get out for about 25 minutes, with a bunch of stops along the way (I jogged in place while she sniffed.)
You know what? Running with my dog is a million times better than running by myself. I’ll definitely be doing this more often. Suh-weeeeet!
For a Monday, this day wasn’t too terrible, thanks to the above incidents. It’s the little things in life, eh?