I haven't been blogging about it lately, but we have been running!
Alan has been doing very well. He did 7.5 miles in an hour and a half a couple days ago and lived to tell the tale. He's also been tracking all his stats on an extensive Excel spreadsheet and driving around clocking the miles of various routes. He recently determined that a Half Marathon is equal to running from our house to Cascade Park in Bangor and back. I wish he hadn't told me that.
Meanwhile, I have been hiting the Rec Center 3 days a week, adding laps a little at a time. So almost every run is a new first for me. Today I ran 2.6 miles! I, too, track all my stats in an elaborate Excel spreadsheet, except mine is set up like a calendar and it also counts down the weeks til MDI and adds up how many times I go to the gym (I'll get a discount on my next renewal if I go often enough) and is generally more aesthetically pleasing than Alan's.
But the big news is that we have chosen our road race debut and it's only 20 DAYS AWAY!!
Healthy High 5K sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Education Program at the University. It takes place at 4:20 on 4/20 (a reference to cannibus culture). (No, I didn't know that, I had to look it up). Conveniently the race starts and ends at the Rec Center (which is across the street from my office). The route circles campus, passing our house and my parents' house before returning to campus via the (uphill) entrance by Alfond Arena. Did I mention that my office is in a building called "Hilltop"? Yikes! Also, did I mention that I have yet to run outdoors?? I'm hoping to try that for the first time next week.
So, I'm a little freaked out about our first race coming up so soon, but I'm also excited to really begin my running life. Anyone want to join us?? I'd also really love it if people came and cheered us on. It's just a little race in our own backyard, but it's a very big deal to me.
Birds get away with everything.
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