it’s ON

Well, I did it– registered for the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon! A friend from the seminary will be joining me, and her husband and my boyfriend are showing great enthusiasm about being our cheering squad :). April 6th, here we come!

I’ve also been chosen in the lottery to do the Broad Street 10 mile run again this year on May 6th– I had a great time last year, and I’m really looking forward to doing it again!

Despite what I believe to be a little case of tendinitis in my knee, I’m excited to get back into a more committed running routine! I’ll definitely listen to my body during training, though, and I’m taking care to treat my knee as well as I can– that means plenty of water, some ibuprofen, some heat, and getting quality nutrition with lots of good healthy fats, vitamins, calcium, and protein! And also some treats. Let’s be real– good beer is a great thing, and a day without dessert just isn’t right :).

That being said… 3-2-1 RUN!

P.S. This is a picture from my case-based field work (re: unpaid internship) supervisor’s office– I think we’re going to get along just fine 🙂
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A time to run!

So…. running has been kind of on again, off again lately for a variety of reasons– late social nights, lots of school work, my jobs, a little knee injury, etc.. I’m not a fan of this. I love running, and doing it more regularly not only makes me a happier camper in the short run (run–get it?:) ), but I know it also makes a big difference in injury prevention. All good things! Therefore, I’m on a mission to get back to it! Commitment begins… NOW 🙂

One way I’m thinking of making this change is signing up for some races to get me motivated and excited about getting up early! I signed up for the lottery for the Broad Street 10-miler this morning, but I’m also considering a couple others. Has anybody ever done the Citizens Bank Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon (http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=6340&pg=entry) or the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon (http://www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org/index.php) before? Those are both good possibilities!

The Caesar Rodney half is on March 17 (soon!), and I know I can run 6 miles plenty comfortably right now, so I think I would be fine for that, even if it’s not my best finish time ever. Just doing the race would be fun in itself :). The Garden Spot half is on April 6 (plenty of time!), and Broad Street is about a month after that. Anybody wanna join me for these??

Let Operation Get Back To It begin!