Newlywed Girl has now become 'Want to run/walk a marathon? Girl'
Our e-mail conversations have gone something like this:
Newlywed Girl: Not sure if you'd be up for this or not...but I thought we could see...I have ran one of these about 4 years ago and said I WOULD NEVER DO IT EVER AGAIN...but then I was thinking, if I could walk and had someone to chat with...hmmm...let me know what you think? It would be another great goal to complete...and it would kick us in the butt to get ready for the tough holidays!!
Then she includes a link to the Baltimore Marathon.
My Reply: I was SO up for the challenge (walking, not running of course... because I'm NO runner!)... However, the day of the marathon is the same day we're hosting the '3rd Annual Jerry Blystone Memorial Golf Tournament'... Which means roughly 25 or 30 people at my house, some for the whole weekend... Major Bummer, because I've always wanted to try a marathon of some sort... Not running mind you, never running!... But walking and chatting sounds quite lovely! Are there any other walk/run events coming up?
So she sends me this...
Newlywed Girl: Ok...well I have found it. Here is a 15K in Wilmington the 8th of October, so that is like 9 miles...then there is the Philly Half Marathon on the 19th of November. So you up for these? Because I figure we can get our legs going and warm up at the one in October, and then work our way up to the Half Marathon. Let me know what you think, here is the link to the one in October. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1317536 and here is the link to the Philadelphia one. http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/exec/philly/races/half.asp
I'm no slouch so I send this back...
My Reply: I could do 9 miles NO PROBLEM.... No running though, we have established the NO RUNNING correct? I think this is an EXCELLENT opportunity for us to further our agenda at weight loss and overall fitness! So, I'm IN!!!
SOoooo, I've never done this before... it looks like we register online? I'll write it in sharpie on the calendar and give it a go... The way I see it is this... If we feel like the Oct. event is a success then we'll register for the Philly event... Sound good? We are SO going to be rockin' our svelte bodies and slim new jeans come January!
Does it worry you at all that this event it sponsored by a RUNNING CLUB?
And This...Me: OMG, Look at all the pictures of people RUNNING!!!! I couldn't find ANY walkers???
And then I started getting silly.
Me: ...Okay, maybe these two... That look of pain? Yeah, that'll be me... The one in the green.
By this time I'd lost all self control and sent her this...
Me: I call this one 'Nipples'
I'm not sure where this is all going to lead but this morning I sent her this...
Me: I think I'd die of embarressment if in my first marathon I came in a couple of hours behind the rest of the group... Die I tell you... Just DIE!
Perhaps there's some nice little marathon for people with prosthetic legs or some such thing? Can we start out with something like that?
I'll keep you all posted!