1. 250 Virtual Running Buddies! Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me. This is such a wonderful community of supportive runners…*sniff*…I’m getting emotional.
2. Yesterday, I had a great run with another running blogger buddy: Mell – Tall Mom. We set out at lunch and it was HOT. Well, hot for the Pacific Northwest in mid-March. It was like 60 or something. We were not dressed appropriately. Luckily, our sleeves rolled up. She had 7 miles and I ran 3.33 with her. Can I just say that my running buddies have magical speed powers? I mean, first Zoë and I run Mile 16 at a 9:37 pace, then today I’m running and laughing with Mel when I look at my watch and see a sub-9 pace. Yeah, we slowed down after that. This is why Mile 2 was a 9:04.
3. The thing with running buddies is you confess things to them. I’ve confessed to two of mine now that I want to find a marathon to enter before Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll (which will be my first full). I just feel ready. I know I’m not done with my training. Yeah, yeah. Details, details. No, I mean…what if I could find one in early May? I just want to run it. Now. Am I nuts?