time to get movin’

Okay, who else out there watched the live stream of this morning’s Boston Marathon? Come on…I couldn’t have been the only one. Yes, I watch running. But wait, there’s more. I also watch pro bowling. That’s right. If you don’t, you’re missing out. The winner of the women’s Boston Marathon was Kenya’s Sharon Cherop who ran the 26.2 miles in  2:31:50! Just thinking about that pace and this morning’s hot temps in Boston makes me want to vomit. I bow down to anyone who runs a marathon because I know how hard it is to prepare and actually run that length. I bow down to anyone who runs a sub 4 hour race. And I bow down and stare at awe at anyone who can run at a 5 minute 48 second pace. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Cherop’s win this morning wasn’t even a personal best for her! Rock on lady! 

I’ve never wanted to run Boston but the ING NYC Marathon has always been a pipe dream…until now. I’m IN! And given the fact I’m also registered for Chicago, clearly crazy.  Guess it’s time to get my butt in gear and get fit since I’ve barely been running since January. There are a lot of protein shakes, lean protein and {ick} breakfasts in my future. What are you running this year? This is my list. Unlike last year when I nearly broke my foot I am striving to be injury free so I can run every race I’ve signed up for, most importantly NYC. Lace up your shoes. Come out for a race. You know you want to.

April 29     Top Pot Doughnut Dash 5k {seriously? will run for doughnuts!}
May 20      Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8k  {fundraiser for my favorite charity JDRF}
June 9        Sound to Narrows 12k
June 23      Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon
August 4    Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
Oct 7           Chicago Marathon 
Nov  4        ING NYC Marathon
Nov 25       Seattle Amica Half Marathon

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