Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Run through Redlands…

run through redlands


It’s done.  The money is paid.

Half Marathon #3 here I come. 

Granted it has been 6 years since I’ve done a 1/2 but I’m sure it’s possible.  Right?! :)

Our community group (really Sarah Gray) has come up with a great, great framework for the next two years in how we live our lives.  It is 1001 New Things in 101 weeks.  What this means is that our group combined will try to do 1001 new things in the next (almost) two years.  It can be anything that’s new.  I.E. Chompy learned to crawl forward so that counts for Chompy’s new thing.  Josh just figured out how to complete the virtualization for Forest Home’s computers.  That counts for him.   Sooooo fun to be creative and think through things (both big and small) that we can do to change up the monotony.  We will keep you posted on what kinds of things we come up with as we go along. :)

Most of our group decided that we are going to run/walk  “A Run through Redlands”.   The majority have never done a race of any length and I’m pretty sure that I’m one of the only ones to have ever run a half.  It should be fun.   And, it’s right in our home town, so there’s no travel costs or time.  And, it supports local charities.  Pretty cool! 

I have two goals. 

1.  Finish with a PR (YIKES!! not that I was ever really fast, but it’s still fun to PR) and since I’ve already done a 1/2, this way I can count it for my 1001 things. I tried to find my other times online.  It was a little tricky because of how long ago they were.  I found my time from the Carlsbad 1/2 in January 2004 which was my faster race, and I think that if I get below a 2:45 then I will be fine. 

2.  This race is partnered with PossAbilities:  a community outreach through LLUMC that helps individuals with disabilities participate in life again as they heal and cope with their current abilities.   Because of this partnership, people in wheelchairs and who use walkers are able to participate.  AND, strollers are welcome.  So, we’ll see on this one, but if Chompy cooperates with some longer runs as we get more into the training, I’d love to complete it with him. 

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