Moe, for better or worse

This blog used to be called "one year in the life of a short fat runner"; then it was called "Am I a runner? you decide." I've decided running isn't the thing I need to talk about here...it'll come up for sure, but it's just one part of me, so I think I'll just call this blog: Moe, for better or worse.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reaching the Beach!

Months of training, hard work, sweat, a few tears...all for this weekend. Reach the Beach. 200 miles of scenic...hilarity? van driving and nudity? torture? All of the above, methinks. (OK, maybe not torture...just a little pain and exhaustion.) My teammates, KiChsters Uno and KiChsters Dos, by and large, are heading into this knowing they'll run for fun, and the miles will just come to their legs, because this isn't a goal race for them...this is a weekend adventure. This isn't the case for me (and a few others I'm certain); I've worked hard to get the miles on my legs to prepare me for this event. I've skipped very few runs in the last few months, added mileage every week and focused on the goal of doing RTB without injuring myself, and more importantly do it feeling confident that I can run my legs (3, 13, and 23; 3.8, 3.8, 6.2 miles respectively) without completely falling apart (a la Madison.) Unfortunately I've got some work things on my mind that I hope I can push aside and forget about this weekend. There is nothing I can do about them at this point, and when the dust settles next week, I will post the outcome.

In the meantime, I'll be keeping my thoughts on the road ahead of me.

Literally!

Look out New Hampshire, here we come!!!

(a little shout out to my coach Glenn...thanks for your support and advice!!!)

(additional shout out to Rob for being cool about the time I've put into my training and everything that goes along with it. thanks hon.)

6 Comments:

Blogger Stephen said...

Enjoy the race. Don't worry about work unless that helps the miles go by :)

Can't wait to read the RR!

September 11, 2008 12:17 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Good luck, Maureen! Have lots of fun (how is that not possible with this crew *in a van!!* Hehe!) ;)

September 11, 2008 2:30 PM  
Blogger Frankie said...

Good luck Moe! Wish I couldve been up there with all of you crazies, maybe next year!

September 11, 2008 3:50 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I know you'll have a great time with the company you are keeping, but I also hope that you have a great time with the running part. Go Moe!

September 11, 2008 7:16 PM  
Blogger sauconRunner said...

Have fun!!!

September 12, 2008 10:33 AM  
Blogger LG said...

have a great time!! this weekend may be just the thing to cure your work worries. can't wait to hear all about it.

September 12, 2008 12:46 PM  

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