I had already planned to rest; but by evening, my nerves were still shot, so I opted to run. And not just any ole 5 miler... a semi-fast one. Mile 5 split was 7:57. Average pace for the 5.3 miles was 8:16, not bad. And then on the way home, I hacked up a LUNG. UGH. This runner's cough stinks. It only happens to me in cold weather. I have noticed that if I cool down in the cold weather (like by walking a little bit before I go home), it is much better. But hopping into the car... was dangerous. I almost pulled over (with recent accident on my mind - didn't want to put my husband's truck out of commission too) but thankfully there was a really long train and I had to wait to cross the tracks like 10 minutes. Yay! I drove home with my window down. I really need to get this check out... could it be sports induced asthma only if it only happens in cold weather?
ON TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Thank you to the 9 followers that played along. I have to say my favorite answer was:
ajh said... You're having another child!
I WOULD love to have another child... but would have to get another husband for that - he got "clipped" when Brock was 6 months... two healthy children were enough for him. But I LOVE babies!!!!
I registered for Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint Tri at Lake Anna Beach Marina in Bumpass, VA which is on April 17th. It is official. I got my confirmation yesterday. And since I never waste money, I am going to do it! It actually sounds quite easy (remind me that a week before when I am freaking out)!
So there were several winners who commented. The "MOST"accurate comment was:
Rene' said... Did Ginny guess it right??? That would be very exciting or is it that you signed up for your first tri????
But two others offered a similar answer:
God's daughter said... You are doing a triathlon
Caroline said... is it TRI in the near future?
So email me your addresses at: hahleewude @ verizon . net and I will get you a little something shipped out!
I am nervous about becoming a Triathlete... especially before becoming a seasoned runner, but I have the bike, the bike shoes, the swim suit... I might as well try....
As far as my race schedule - the ones that I have paid for:
March 26th: National Half Marathon
April 3rd: Cherry Blossom 10 miler
April 17th: Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint Tri
I will be looking for an Olympic Tri, more 1/2 marathons, possibly a 1/2 IM and plan to run a marathon in the fall with Bob (either Richmond or Philly).
What does your race schedule look like? Want company?