Most blogs didn't have to DO anything to get the new comment system. But for some reason, Runs for Cookies had to be difficult. I had to mess with the html coding stuff (which I know absolutely NOTHING about). But I got it to work.
I had too much wine last night. Jerry and I were playing cards, and the kids spent the night at my parents' house. One glass led to another, which led to another... and this morning I woke up feeling a little hung over. Which was just perfect, because my marathon training started today! ;)
I am following Hal Higdon's Novice program--only I am making my running days M-T-W-F instead of the way he has them listed. So today was a scheduled 3-mile run. I went to Jessica's house to meet up with her, Julia, and Johna. We ran the same route as before, so it was a 4.2 mile run.
Jessica lives super close to the State Park, so we just run to the park and do the trail there. The trail was mainly covered in snow with a little ice. I actually really like running on snow, because it makes a cushion. But the ice is scary.
I went to the running store a couple of days ago to possibly buy some running cleats--they are these rubber contraptions that you slide over your shoes and they have little spikes on them so that you can run on snow and ice. They were expensive and I wasn't too crazy about the couple of pairs that I tried on, so I held off on buying them. Yesterday, I researched some other options, and found one that looks promising--I'm going to try them out and then I'll post more about them once I know how I like them.
Anyway, we were running on the slow side because of the snow and ice, but it was a great run. I always say this, but running with other people makes it so much more enjoyable! The time went by fast, and finished our 4.2 miles.
When we were done, I wanted to get a picture of Jessica and I on our first day of marathon training (I promise I'll quit talking about "our first day of marathon training" now).
One run down, 70 more to go before the marathon.
And since I started training today, I figured I couldn't put off registering any longer... so I did it!!
|It was so strange to click the "marathon" option|
And then $97.58 later... I got an e-mail.
I just can't believe this is all happening...