Tuesday, June 2, 2009

back in the saddle

In the months after you've just run 26 miles and completed your first-ever marathon, there are two ways things could go:

A) You stick with the long-run Saturdays, sign up for a bunch of races and make sure to get out there at least a few weekday mornings to keep up your speed and endurance. You find yourself clocking your best times yet!

B) You email every last friend you missed over the past four months, start scheduling regular happy-hours, and generally sit on the couch, catching up on DVR'd Gossip Girls and How I Met Your Mothers. You discover your best takeout pad thai restaurant yet!

Guess which one I chose?

Aw, that was too easy. Yup, pathway B, which, made it all the more fun to get back to my very first Saturday practice this past week, since I've now, gulp, signed up for the ING NYC marathon this fall. Not only have I promised to again beg all my friends for money for charity, but they'll actually be there cheering me on this time, making sure that I actually go through with it!

So as you'd expect with my strict adherence to plan b these past coupla months, this past Saturday was kinda funny (see, I'm even getting lazy in my grammar!) Though the four-mile run was surprisingly hard, the air felt great (so fun now that it's not minus seven!), and my stress levels about actually completing it were pretty much non-existant.

They say sophomores are wise fools, and I'm guessing that this time for my second effort, I can see myself being overly confident in what I can accomplish, but that's all part of the fun of practicing something til you get it just right, right?

So watch me as I take on Unlikeliest Marathon II: Sex in the City...hee hee.

xoxo, Meg

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