Well, it’s offiicial. This former half-miler who never ran over a six-mile long run in college or an eight-miler post-collegiately is running a half-marathon. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half to be exact. Can you believe it? Neither can I. Especially given the fact that just over three months ago, I could barely run one-mile due to a hamstring injury that kept me sidelined for close to two-months. Finally in August I could run two – three miles a few times a week without too much pain.
I still haven’t done any speed and won’t going into this race; but Sunday I ran an eight mile long run. I know!! Eight miles for me is like…torture. To make things worse, I chose a new route that turned out to be way too hilly, but I successfully finished. Luckily the Savannah course is flat. So can I tack on 5.1 miles onto that distance? I hope so. My race is on November 9th, so I’ve got three-ish weeks to get there. My goal:
To slap this baby on the back of the Black Ninja!
Yup – I simply want to finish the darned thing so I can put a freakin’ magnet on my FJ Cruiser (aka The Black Ninja). The back is going to look great with the 13.1 sticker on it!
Okay fine – I guess I shouldn’t be that car vain. I actually do want to come away with a decent time for my debut half marathon. I am not even going to post what time I’m shooting for, but after the race I’ll spill all the deets. Perhaps I should have a guess my finishing time contest – that might be kind of fun.
Well – gotta run!! Happy Wednesday, or as all the young people in my life like to say, “Happy Hump Day!”
1 thought on “A Different Kind of Debut”
What an accomplishment! I think you’ll finish in 2 hours. Me? It would take about 13 days, maybe 14. Good luck, TL! You are an inspiration.
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