I know, I know... I seemed to have skipped right over the fact that I ran 18.5 miles on Saturday, right? I know... I know, I was only supposed to run 18... but I ran more. Shoot me, okay.
Well, the reason I am skipping right over it - is because my sister-in-law Kirsten finished her 2nd Ironman yesterday. Seriously... she swam over 2 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles. It makes my 18.5 miles seem pathetic. She competed in the Louisville Ironman. I never dream of completing an Ironman... but completing a Tri is my goal of 2011.
The other reason why I am not going to blog about my 18.5 miles is that it wasn't too different from my 17 miler last week... except, I had Bob and we tried the run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute routine for 14 miles. I was fine until mile 15 and then it hurt to stop and start.
Another amazing thing about Bob is that he offered to run mile 11-24 of the Marine Corp Marathon with me. Apparently, that part of the course is boring (he did his research). I was so flabbergasted that I did not even say, "yes!" I had to email him today to make sure he knew how awesome that offer was and that I TOTALLY accept it.
Kiera ended up without any girlfriends in her 2nd grade class, but she had a great day.
My first day of school was... well, uneventful. Besides the fact that the professor is a little like the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and EVERYONE was so young. Seriously, I felt like an old lady. I had students ask me which High School I graduated from... really? It is more like: "What grade is your kid in?"
And for all of you marathon experts... how do I get to 26.2? My marathon training plan only calls for 20 milers. After doing 18.5, I can visualize 19, 20... but not 26.2. Tell me how that works, please!