I registered yesterday for the Capital City Half Marathon on May 7. I know it's no Boston (right about now is when I get bummed I decided not to run it this year because I swear everyone is talking about it) but I'm very excited! Todd has been following a training program I wrote for him and I'm hoping we'll actually run this race together as it will be his first (and probably only) half marathon. And if he doesn't end up running, no big deal as I'll be able to run my own race and push myself.
I finally feel out of my running funk, thankfully, because it's been a good 4 months since I've really felt like training or running more than 3 or 4 miles at a time. I had my longest run in quite some time yesterday with 9 mi on the treadmill. I can't believe it's been 4 months since I've had a double digit run! Anyways, despite the great weather, I had to do this run on the treadmill. I had to work at 4:00 AM and we were only testing a few police officers so I had time to go to the gym in between that and when our normal day starts at 7:30 AM. I ran 9 mi in 8:02 pace and honestly wanted to go farther except I had to get back to work. My last couple miles were 7:40 pace. Overall, I was pleased and feel like this is the confidence I need to get my motivation back.
And on a side note, Todd & I are moving in together in less than a month and I've started to clean out my closet. I seriously had no idea I had this many old running shoes and this doesn't even include the 2 pairs I currently wear to run in. Needles to say, I do not have any of these shoes in my closet any more.