I GOT IN!!!!

I GOT IN!!!!

What will I be doing on January 15, 2012?? Hopefully running in the Houston Chevron Marathon! I just got an email from MarathonGuide.com confirming my lottery registration! I am SO glad!! This is the marathon I wanted to do but this year they decided to make guaranteed entry only to qualified applicants and sadly my only recent qualifying race was the”unofficial” Half I did when Ashton was 7 weeks old so I had to enter via lottery. However, I made it in so I am thrilled!
No, this doesn’t “make-up” for missing Boston but hopefully it will be my ticket back! I need to run a 3:35 to qualify this time but my goal is a 3:25 or better! I know I can do it. Right now I am going to continue to focus on getting back in shape. I have two Half’s in the fall and in less than 7 months- a marathon!
And to end on another good note- yesterday I ran 3 miles without stopping to walk for the first time in 12 weeks! (9 minute mile avg.) I am going to stay in the 3-4 mile range this week and just run every other day. Today is elliptical and swimming. Best of all, I am feeling good about it all!
The stress fracture/ depression phase is behind me and I’m NOT going back! 🙂

One thought on “I GOT IN!!!!

  1. Congratulations! You have led an amazing life and have such a positive upbeat outlook on life. It’s obvious you inspire those around you to push past their own limitations (I know how hard it can be to get a guy off the couch, and to run a marathon no less). Also, kudos on the beautiful family and the little munchkins… and I see you likely had a hand in the ‘all names start with A’ motif, much like you and your sisters with the T’s. 🙂 Funny, I was listening to the radio and heard “Zombie” by the Cranberries and suddenly I was like “What’s Tia up to these days?” Sure enough, you don’t disappoint. Well, be safe, take care of those stress fractures (got one in the Army… not fun) and above all, Be Excellent to Each Other and Party On, Dude.

    An old friend

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