I decided last week that I wanted to support my friend Susan in her quest to run two actual half marathons back to back. She ran in Indy on Saturday and in Pittsburgh on Sunday. She got medals and everything. Despite having no reason to be nervous she was. She ran with friends, but I wanted to support her from afar as well.
This was the perfect thing for me to do and I didn't realize it until I was mid run Saturday morning. I was so sad that I didn't get to run a marathon last fall. My stupid stress fracture just messed up everything and a spring marathon just wasn't happening this year. The last time I ran a marathon was one year ago tomorrow (5/4) in Pittsburgh with Susan.
Granted I had 24 hours rest in between so it obviously wasn't a marathon, but the mileage was. At this point it was the best I could do and I was super happy about my decision to run 26.2 divided up this weekend.
I had to get up beyond early each day to fit in each run, but I did it. I had to alter my usual weekly running plan, but I did that too. I had to adjust several other areas of my life to make room for these runs and I did that too. When something is important I always try to find a way to make it work. 5:20am wake-up calls were what made this happen this weekend because I had to be home by 8am each day....no wiggle room on that!
|Running with Susan!|
And, Susan did great on her races...inspiring as always Susan!