Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In which I show you ugly photos of myself and talk about running.

I'm not sure what came over me in January when I thought that maybe I should consider doing the 9+1 Program through New York Road RunnersYou probably didn't click that link, did you?  Go back and click it.  Maybe it was when this happened in January:

Oh, Miami.  What did you do to me?  Running in shorts and a tank top in January only leads to disappointment later in life.  Also, what are those pics!?!?

You guessed it.  I signed up to qualify for the 2013 New York Marathon.  And qualify I did, as follows:

Scotland 10k

City Parks 4M
This might be the ugliest photo of me that I've ever seen.  And Martin right behind me taking photos of my best side.  If you ever wonder how I actually feel about running, please reference this photo.

Healthy Kidney 10k
Portugal Day 5M

5th Avenue 1-miler.  A few minutes after this race, I thought I might be dying.  I would also like to note that during this race I also stopped to tie my shoe.  I ran my little heart out.  Then I remembered that I have asthma and couldn't breath for the next 3 days.  
Some races were not photographed, but below is the list of races that I ran.  

 There were many days that I did not want to get out of bed and run yet another race and there were a few races that I signed up for that I didn't run and wasted a bunch of money.  Such is life.  So now comes the hard part where in 382 days, I will be running my second marathon.  Let the countdown of death continue.


Rae said...

YES YES YES YES YEEEEES!!!! I am so freaking excited! I will totally come out and cheer you on! And next year (maybe) I'll be doing the 9+1 so I can run 2014 (maybe.) Let's see how the first marathon goes. (gulp)

erica said...

you ROCK!! and you are so hilarious, i love reading your blog posts.

adrian and caisa said...

you are AWESOME! way to go!