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September 15, 2008

half is the new full

I made the decision.

The decision was mentally made last week, then I spent 7 days in half marathon training mode, also know as complete and utter bliss, which sealed the deal.

Tuesday night at speedwork, I got to do 800m intervals rather than mile repeats. I love 800m. They are like purring kittens compared to mile repeats. Then yesterday, the weather was horrible, probably the worst day we have had this summer for running (yes it's September). It was hot and humid. I would of been doing 18 - 22 miles, but instead I did 10 miles, and that was tough.

As I turned around and watched everyone else continue on. I have to admit, there was no quilt, no envy, no doubt. Nope. Nada. Nothing.

I may even have smiled, jumped in the air, threw up arms up and shouted yes!

It's official. I am going to run the half in Grand Rapids.

Posted by Ali at September 15, 2008 11:38 AM


Good choice! :)

Posted by: Flatman at September 15, 2008 1:19 PM

That's the spirit!

Posted by: Andrew is getting fit at September 15, 2008 2:22 PM

Good for you - a half is a nice distance, full = insane!!

Posted by: Karen at September 15, 2008 3:23 PM

probably a smart choice!

Posted by: deene at September 15, 2008 6:14 PM

Enjoy yourself. That's why we run. Right?

Posted by: Juls at September 16, 2008 6:01 PM

Best of luck! When is that HM?

Posted by: Marci at September 17, 2008 12:08 AM

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