Monday, July 25, 2011

Here goes nothing....

On July 31st at 8:35am I will be toeing the line at the San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon start line in order to get this. Yeah it's a medal, it's a special medal and I'm a sucker for a special medal!! This is the first year this "Half it All Challenge" medal is being given out.....and I "hopefully" will get it! I have 3 1/2 hours to slog my way thru the 2nd Half. I've run 9 miles lately and that is it. I just havent had my running mojo for long runs at all...but I'm still flying up to San Francisco, having my carbo load dinner with friends and will run/walk to that damn finish line to get that medal!

I ran the 1st Half last year..I was supposed to run the 1st Half again this year but changed to the 2nd Half for this damn medal....hell, my running sucks right now so I might as well get something for my effort!

I asked, pestered, bugged, pestered Linda  to help me run the last 3 miles of this race....and she said YES!!!!! I can't tell you how relieved I am that I will not be alone for the last 3 miles!! I know it's only 13.1 miles but 13.1 miles to me right now is like an effing marathon....

So, if you are in the San Francisco area and want to cheer me, push me, feed me beer along the course, whatever will get me to the finish, I will be starting in wave 5 (yeah the joys of changing from the 1st Half to the 2nd Half-they shove you in the back) and my bib# is 19949. I'm going to try to get in an earlier wave.....

I've heard the 2nd Half is kinda downhill-woot woot!!!

5 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

Looking forward to hearing about the 2nd-half! I did the first and found it tough!

Also, jealous of the half-it-all medal!

Kerrie T. said...

You've got this!

Willie said...

Good luck with that back half. Wish I could be there with you.

Ann said...

You can do it!! Go Penny go!

RoadBunner said...

Can't wait to see you!!! One foot in front of the other and you'll get your super cool medal :)