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Friday, January 12, 2007

You Have to be a Bit C-R-A-Z-Y

...to come off a marathon that you thought would kill you and then turn around and sign up for a half, but that is exactly what I have just done!

I am going to run the A1A half marathon on February 18th here in Ft. Lauderdale, and that means I have 37 days to train for it.

I figure that it's probably easier to come out of the marathon and turn around and train for a half rather than waiting and letting myself return to pre-marathon conditioning before building back up (I'm strong right now! I mean, look at that picture! Have you seen muscles like that before?), but it does feel a little reckless -- and exciting!

As I said in my marathon post, I felt really good at the half point, and I think the half is a great distance, so I want to test it out; plus, it's hard to pass up an opportunity that is literally in your backyard (I think next year, I'd like to run the A1A full marathon, so this also gives me a way of seeing what the event is like -- if I like it, I'll return next year for the full, if I hate it, I won't do it next year).

Right now, it feels really good to have that goal in front of me again!


miss petite america said...

damn girl. you're ambitious! good luck and i agree the half is a blissful distance. enough to make you feel accomplished without tearing your body apart.

RunningJayhawk said...

Hhahaa...love the photo! You can easily go out there and rock A1A! Just listen to your bod and you'll be brilliant.

I love half marathons for the simple reason of having a great challenge without killing yourself in the process.

The Absent Minded Landlord said...

I say use the momentum. Besides, a hat like that screams "I can do anything!" Or, maybe it just says crazy. Either way works.

JustJunebug said...

YOU'RE HOOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


teacherwoman said...

HA! You must be crazy! (must have been the Bud Light!)

No, really. I love your ambition and I think it would be a wonderful idea to "keep" going with what training you have and work for that HM! You go girl!

Neese said...

WOW! I'm so excited along with you!! I think the half IS your distance right now based on those times from the marathon, you will OWN this race girl! :o)

Anonymous said...

Love the picture!
Good luck w/ training - I'm sure you will kick ass.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel and I will be there with you - I stumbled upon your blog and saw the A1A mention...I am running the full on Feb 18, and it happens to be on my birthday...I will look for you and wave to you and perhaps cry with you at the end although you will be finished long before me... - Lisa (runner from cold wintery canada)

Firefly's Running said...

Wow, Jess! You have spunk!!