Friday, May 16, 2008

okay so lets do this thing....

Well I did it! I actually registered myself and my gals for our first half marathon! YIKES! How did this come about? Why? What?
I have no answers for you other than, I talk about it for long enough, I'm just gonna have to do it!

The race takes place in beautiful Victoria on October 12, 2008. I have no idea if I'll be ready. I'm never run farther than 13 km and this is a 22km race so....training here we come! We have this handy dandy 12 week training program that we need to start in the middle of July. I think it will be a great thing to train and plan for. I'm not sure how I'll fit it in to my schedule but I'm excited to try.

In other news....
I'm official middle aged. Sad but true! We went to a wedding this weekend for the younger sister of one of my best friends. I've known the bride since she was 1 I think! Her sister and I (12 and 13 years older respectively) used to drag her and her little bro around like little dolls. It was an honor to be invited to see her get married. And she was a beautiful bride. It was a little strange though, to be one of the older people at the wedding! VERY strange because I still feel like one of those 20is people rather than a 30ish people.

Here's Kev and I all dressed up like real live adults....


18 comments:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Wow, I am so impressed. That is a very long run girl! I know you guys will do great.

You and Kev look awesome. Even for middle aged folk... hee hee. Older is feeling exhausting to me right now. time for another nap.

Amy said...

You are NOT middle aged!!! You just CAN'T be because that would mean I AM and I AM NOT!!! he he he

You two look fantastic and very young. Best of luck with your 1/2 marathon. You can so do it. I did one last year and you have been training so much more lately. The 12 week training schedules are great - stick to it and it will help you.

Kellan said...

Great picture of you and your hubby!! You are a beatiful couple!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Family Adventure said...

I've harboured a dream of running a half marathon for so long....I was hoping to do it this fall, but I don't know anymore. I am so out of shape. I am going to look at your 12 week program and see if it looks at all survivable for someone padded from a year of chocolate :)

Good luck to you - I think you are doing GREAT (and you do NOT look/act/think/talk middle-aged).

Heidi

the mama bird diaries said...

you look awesome for this so-called "middle age."

LoriD said...

The training program doesn't look too bad! I bet you'll be announcing your first marathon this time next year!

You and your husband are such a good match - you look great!

Laura said...

WOW - awesome - you can TOTALLY do this!

Love the photo...you both look happy, hip and marvelous!

Mamarazzi said...

my goodness y'all are gorgeous!!

congrats on the long run!! woo hoo!

Mamarazzi said...

oh and ummm you can't be middle aged because i am 37 and i am seriously not HALF way to death...so you can't be either!

Margaret said...

You will do fabulous on the half marathon!!!!

I, on the other hand, have determined that running is not "my thing". Ever.

I admire you.

I also think you are slightly nutty, but I still admire you.

Monica said...

I feel the same way. When I watch sports on TV I really do think that the players are the same age as myself. I just know they are:)

Congrats on signing up for the half marathon. You're going to do great!!

Toni said...

What a beautiful picture. You guys look GREAT! And you go, girl. My friend Jeanine over at Roots (blogger) just ran her first half marathon. Made me wish I didn't have Scoliosis or I just might want to train myself (not that my next door neighbor having just completed her first mini triathelon adds to that pressure or anything, lol).
Blessings,
~Toni~

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

As I'm nearing my 34th birthday on Tuesday I've been thinking about how I don't feel mid 30-ish yet.

Likely, it's just my own immaturity. :) It's easier to be young and have the youth thing as an excuse for doing stupid stuff.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

You and your man look great!

InTheFastLane said...

What a great goal! Those training plans come in handy. My marathon plan starts the beginning of July. I can't wait to have something telling me what to do.

Steph said...

I agree you are not middle aged! Good luck on your run and thanks for the workout link. Who knows in a year I might follow in your footsteps.

Lori said...

I don't know why I come here only to be made to feel like a lazy sloth! :) You are so amazing!!!

That picture of you and your hubby is darling! You two don't look a day over 25! :)

Donna Boucher said...

You two are adorable!!!