Saturday, October 16, 2010
More Portland 10.10.10
Here are a few more snap shots. The only "live" shots I have. We saw the fam at mile 20, but I think by that time my husband as so stressed and worn out "trying" to find me that he was in shock. Today I went for my first run post marathon and it felt great. I went three miles and loved being out in the crisp fall air. I think I will try to continue to ease into it more next week.
It hard to sum out all the things I liked about running a marathon. It is almost like I have little pictures in my mind from "moments" in the race but I am having a hard remembering it all. Similiar to child birth....the good parts outweigh the bad ones. I do know I want to do another, depsite the long training plan and time committment..I still want to do it again. I am not sure when or how. I would love any GREAT marathon suggestions?? Maybe a destination race? Maybe the Seattle R & R..(scared of all the hills)? Eugene is king of pulling me that way as well?? One thing I do know is that I want to NOT be running in the RAIN again! I also want to run sub 2 half marathon between now and then??? Hmmm decisions, decisions. Also where do I start in the mean time? Do you I keep doing long runs to keep my mielage base up?? Or start small and build back up? All new territory!
From now until December 31st at midnight I will be trying to run my final 230 miles for the year! I really want to reach my goal of 1,000 miles for the year! Anything is possible!