Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today is Tuesday, June 14th.

Do you have anything that you do on a daily basis with a friend? If you don't, you should. I love running with my friends. We run bright and early on Saturday mornings. During the week, we get to run together in the afternoons. I love our runs. Yeah, I used the word love and run in the same sentence.
Yesterday I did not run with my friend Karen. I had a bad headache (which I believe is due to eating too much bread but that's a dumb story). Today, I did not get to run with my friend Karen, I did a two mile run alone - which sucked.
To make this situation worse, I have to go out of town on Thursday and will miss more running time with my friends including our Saturday morning long run.
Missing these runs with my friends makes me appreciate them - I should thank them more for running with me and being my support system.
In about three weeks we begin training for the Houston Marathon (fingers crossed we get chosen in the lotto) and for the next six months my friends become more than "friends", they become my partners.


  1. Hey Heather,

    It sounds like you've just started an exciting journey to become a marathoner. Congratulations!

    Starting a blog is a great way to share this experience and to track your progress.

    I hope you don't mind me making a few suggestions. Well, here goes. I think you should develop a backup plan to run another marathon around that same time in the event you don't get in. Perhaps you've done that already.
    Also, I notice how much you enjoy running with your friends, which is great. However this marathon effort is most likely going to send you a few curve-balls along the way so I would try to remain as flexible as possible and stick with a plan even if it leads to having to run without your friends some days. In the long run, I think you'll be happy you do so.

    Anyway, if you get a chance, stop by my blog and say hello. I have a number of training tips in my posts that might help you.

    Happy running!


  2. Hey Heather, your new blog is great! I found your page through Karen's. She may have mentioned me to you. I am her sister-in-law. Ya'll are going to rock that Houston Marathon "when" ya'll get in!