Sunday, April 11, 2010

soooooo........I'm running the New York Marathon!!!


You are either very impressed right now or laughing your butt off if you know me. Where did this come from you may ask? Well, basically since my honeymoon in November, I stopped working out...I ran the occasional mile, went to the gym here and there, but nothing to keep me in shape. My excuse was that it was my winter weight. Well, all that changed when I went bridesmaid dress shopping with my cousin Jacin, who's getting married September 25th this year. "Um yikes!" was my facial expression when I took a look at myself in the mirror. I NEED TO GET IN SHAPE....soooon, so.....

"Why don't you run the NY Marathon with me cous?" My cousin Jacin ran the NY Marathon 2 years ago...but still the thought of running a Marathon had NEVER crossed my mind. But she said, "If I can do it, you can do it!" ...we are the same age, both like to be healthy but have a good time still, so yeah, maybe she was right... Anyways, after some convincing I said "Okay" and applied immediately online before I could talk myself out of it. Wow.

So, long story short, we both didn't get accepted. I started to cry and Jacin started to laugh (at me). We are still running the race, but even better because we are running for Fred's Team Charity, Sloan Kettering Hospital and are both fundraising $3,000.

This was 3 weeks ago, I am now up to 5 miles at one time, today I am running 7. My midpoint goal is the Cleveland half Marathon May 16th. And the New York Marathon is 7 months away, November 7th. Anyways, my life is obviously changing significantly, but in so many good ways. I plan to blog about my progress here, or in a new blog, so check back for updates....now it's time for my Sunday breakfast of pancakes, bacon & eggs....well, whole wheat pancakes & turkey bacon... There are some things I will not give up! :-D

1 comment:

jacin said...

good for you, cous! i had the regular bacon egg and cheese on an english muffin. not giving that up!! besides, you need the calories to fuel your runs :)