Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finished Dam to Dam. Unofficial time 2:54. Slow, but I did it!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ready or not....

Well, Dam to Dam is tomorrow... ready or not. I certainly don't feel physically ready. But, as a good friend reminded me today, I am mentally ready. I am determined to do this and know I will accomplish my goal. It's been tough training because of busyness of life and some other "issues" that have impeded my preparation. However, I'm not stubborn... I'm determined and I am absolutely determined to finish this run. I know I will have a great sense of accomplishment once I do, and hopefully it will be a great motivator to really step it up as the Des Moines marathon gets closer and closer... about 4 1/2 months away. I'm just going to go out there tomorrow and have a good time and not worry about my time. My goal for this run is simply to jog the whole thing and not have to stop and walk. I may slow my jog down, but I WILL jog/run the entire 20K! :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rain? Bring it!

Well, I'm officially prepared for running in the rain. The forecast is calling for possible rain this Saturday morning for Dam to Dam. So, I went out today after work and bought a nice lightweight waterproof jacket. It was a little expensive, but it has a lifetime guarantee so it was worth it. Now, I'm all ready for running in the rain. I even went out this afternoon hoping to give it a test run. Well, I found out it runs well... nice and lightweight and breathable, but it didn't get wet. Oh well, I'm sure I'll have another chance and now I'm prepared for Saturday no matter what the weather brings. I got a good 4 1/2 mile run in this afternoon. I'm not feeling very ready for Saturday, but ready or not I'm determined and I know I'll get 'er done! :-)