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Friday, January 18, 2013

...I run so that some day, when the Doctor asks me to be his companion, I can keep up.

I am training for my third half marathon. It's a little different this time. I had signed up for this race last March and my husband decided to do it with me. This will be the first time we've ever run a race together. Difference number one. A sweet difference, for sure. However, the bigger difference is the fact that up until January 2nd, we had decided that we just didn't have the finances to travel to Myrtle Beach and spend the night(s) there and that we were going to eat the entrance fees. I was pretty bummed because I was looking forward to doing this race with him. Then, for the first time ever, DH's father sent ME a check for Christmas. I dunno why, but I'm not complaining. It was enough to pay for our gas and lodging while in MB, so the race was back on.

Here's the problem...I hadn't run more than 3 miles since about Halloween! I have kicked my training into high gear and am feeling pretty good about the upcoming race. I certainly won't be setting any records and I may not beat last year's time, but I'll finish it and have a good time doing it.

Oh, the quote? Lol. I saw that on Pinterest the other day and it made me chuckle at the time. It popped in my head today as I was running (Fridays are my distance days) and it made me chuckle again and then turn reflective. Okay, so there's probably NOT going to be some mysterious stranger who shows up and asks me to explore the galaxy and time with him in his blue box, BUT, I *do* want to be ready and able to go with whatever comes along. I run so that I can keep up with my kids. I run so that I can keep up with my dog (mostly, lol). I run so that I can *try* to not get too far behind DH. I run to keep up with life. never know...
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    emoticon Run Jeni...Run! Show em' how you do it. I'm a little jelly that you found a race to do with your hubby...if only. ;D. Myrtle Beach...yeah Baybee...what a great place to celebrate your accomplishment! So proud of you.
    1855 days ago
    I read this blog the other day from my phone, but I'm just coming back to let you know I AM still watching your blog :-D I have nothing to add OBVIOUSLY, but just love knowing you're out there still plugging away :-)
    1855 days ago
    I love the reasons you run, very valid for sure. And hey a little eye candy dream helps, it doesn't hurt to dream;) I'm glad you and your hubby get to do the HM together, what a blessing that check from your FIL was. Maybe that's why he did it if he knew your family didn't have the finances for both of you to do it. Either way though that was great. Miss you not being a part of BLC anymore but I'm glad you are enjoying retirement.
    1857 days ago
    Way to Go! I like the reason's why you run. I run also to prove you can start running at any age.
    1857 days ago
    You will do great! No matter what the time on the clock says - the only thing that matters is the QUALITY TIME with Hubby!!
    So excited for you!!
    1858 days ago
    emoticon I believe in you! So exciting you get to run with Hubby!
    1858 days ago
    How come I don't know anything about this blue box?! Do fill me in!!! I love this blog. YOU have ALWAYS inspired me, and you continue to do so! I love that you're running with DH, what a great experience to share!! I haven't been able to bring my DH over to the *bright* side yet.

    My milage has really suffered lately too. I'm back in the building stage. It gives me hope to see you, Miss GP, still doing so well. Even though you haven't been running. I know you've been keepin' it real ;-) Swimming, pumping, sweating. You are a lean mean fitness machine and I love it!!

    I don't care if you set a record at your race. You're already a WINNER before the race even begins!!!
    1858 days ago
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