Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm Gonna Do It....deep breath...

I'm going to run a half marathon. Those are words that I never EVER thought that I would say. But, I'm doing it, so there you go! I started running with some friends from church in the spring and now I'm hooked. Granted, I'm pretty slow, I'm not looking to set any records or win the race, but I'm going to finish it, and that's what's important to me! Amy (my main running partner) and I decided earlier this week that we are going to run it together. We'd been talking about it for weeks (or months, I can't remember now) and couldn't make up our minds (maybe we'd just do a 10k and then do the half marathon in the spring, but honestly, if I have my way I'll pregnant in the spring so then running will be OUT of the question). We just couldn't let it go, so we're just gonna do it! It's October 4th so that gives us 4 more weeks to prepare, wow that's going to fly by. I'm really excited about it...and nervous/scared.

So, if there's anyone that's interested in doing it with us, let me know! Here's a link to the race's website:

http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1587277&assetId=e124b3e7-c8e6-449d-8b92-dc993fe4e552

Wish me luck!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

All you need is a healthy mind frame. One foot in front of the other. You can do it. I know you can.

I would love to do it with you guys. Let me know if this is a possibility. I also need to figure out if I can fit it into my schedule. It is a bit crazy right now, what with venturing into the art of aerobics class teaching. So....give me a call.

Valerie said...

You brave, brave girl. How long is a half marathon (I'm so in tune with the running world, can't you tell...)?

Amy said...

Chari I am registering today so no backing out now. We will do awesome! See you tomorrow:).

Chari said...

Val, it's 13.1 miles. Can't forget the .1, I'm sure that'll be the hardest part!

Joe said...

I can't believe you're announcing to the world online that you're planning to be pregnant in the spring! It's not going to happen. No more kids!