I'M RUNNING A MARATHON
okay... first let me update y'all. Gigglemom was in the hospital for 2 weeks. she's home. doing better. back to smoking. good for her. (yes. the last bit was sarcasm)
I've decided that I am going to run a marathon before I turn 40 on June 21, 2010.
There's a Jersey Shore Marathon in May... that gives me 6 months.
To catch you up, I'm posting my facebook status updates from the past few days to let you know how the training is going.
NOV 1, 2009 -
Erin Gigglechick Bennett is getting a marathon bee in her bonnet again... i've wanted to run one before I turn 40 (next june) --- think i'm going to train for the NJ Marathon which is May 2nd --- http://www.njmarathon.org
Sun at 4:54pm
Erin Gigglechick Bennett just looked for my old copy of Dawn Dais "The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women - Your guide to get you from recliner to race day" - it's under the clutter somewhere - 2 copies, in fact... I DID, however, find an 8 year old stick of Bodyglide and an EMPTY 2008 Runner's Day-by-Day Log & Calendar. I need to find socks.
Sun at 7:05pm
NOV 2, 2009 -
Erin Gigglechick Bennett just woke up -- didn't fall asleep till 7am (think I bought some faulty nyQuil) --- DID, however, find my sneakers & Day 1 running/jogging/stumbling gear... need to locate socks still. THEN it's Go Time.
Mon at 2:45pm
Erin Gigglechick Bennett --- okay, found the socks. unfortunately, I also found a pork roll sammich at Manhattan Bagel and that was paired nicely with my couch. Day 2 tomorrow... I have all the clothes & ipod prepped and ready...
Mon at 4:07pm
Erin Gigglechick Bennett stopped by best buy to pick up a new nike ipod contraption for my shoe & they've got a blood drive going on. $20 gift card for donors. The ipod thing is $29... I'm gonna donate my O positive goods.
Mon at 6:09pm
NOV 3, 2009 -
Erin Gigglechick Bennett Day 2 of Marathon Training: Loaded up on Carbs today and have placed the nike+ thing in my sneaker ---- am in the middle of stretching... on the couch.
Yesterday at 4:32pm
Erin Gigglechick Bennett Marathon Training - evening of Day 2 : watched Biggest Loser & ate a pint of Haagen Daz Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Tomorrow, I jog (and possibly buy a better sports bra so I don't poke an eye out.)
NOV 4, 2009 -
Erin Gigglechick Bennett Marathon Training - Day 3: Had leftover tortellini with vodka sauce for breakfast. Will put on sneakers and go stumble around the Brick Reservoir shortly.
22 minutes ago
Yesterday at 10:16pm
Erin Gigglechick Bennett MARATHON TRAINING - Day 3 - The First Workout: Okay. Jogged & Walked around the Reservoir (using the Couch 2 5K podcast) finished and realized I lost my car keys somewhere on the other side of the reservoir. Some dude found them and gave them back, thankfully. Next workout is Friday.
AVG MILE: 15:51
about an hour ago
Erin Gigglechick Bennett MARATHON TRAINING - DAY 3; The Adrenaline & Insanity Kicks in: so I'm now thinking, hey, maybe I should start with a HALF marathon... but it's too cold in the winter. Maybe I could train & be ready for the Key West Half Marathon by Jan. 31, 2010 (my cousins live in the Keys.) INFO: http://virl.com/c09b0
8 minutes ago
so far that's all i've got.