TOLT: The Next One with be the Hardest



Celebrate Life Half Marathon

Yes, it will be hilly.

Take a look:

But that’s not why it will be hard.

I will be running it for a close friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer…for the third time (2nd in 2 years.) She has recently had a mastectomy and should be fine but it is still scary.

A whole busload of runners from my area are going down for the race. They are all probably racing because they know someone who has had cancer.

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So the race should be fun. But it will also be sad.

Mile 11 will be lined with signs. I did buy one for my friend.

Even my friends Mary Pat and Judy will be on the bus. They are running the relay together.

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Mary is the the blonde on the left and Judy is wearing the pink hat

Training

I feel like I just ran a half marathon.

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Sarasota Music HM on Feb.7

Wait a minute. I just did 5 weeks ago.

After that, I did all my long runs – 10, 12, 12, 10 miles.

So I must be ready? Right?

Expectations

None. I have not run on any real hills.  I do not want to get injured so I will take it easy.  I hope to enjoy the race.

  • Scenic course
  • Free photos
  • Post Race Lunch
  • Race donates 100% of the proceeds to cancer patients in treatment
  • Friends at the race
  • Best race swag:

What’s not to enjoy?

The Outfit

Still deciding due to the weather. But hopefully, it won’t rain and will be warm enough:

psyched to wear my Skirt Sports psyched print skirt

Next up?

I have a lot of shorter races lined up for the spring and summer.

But that doesn’t mean that I won’t be signing up for any half marathons.

The Vermont City Marathon Relay on May 29  is a definite…

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with AJH and running leg #2 this year

I also signed up for this one at an expo (because it was cheap):

April 24

And there is a blogger meet up in the works…Panama City Half Marathon in December????

Since it is Thursday,  I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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Happy Running!  What race are you training for?  What are you thinking about this Thursday?

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17 thoughts on “TOLT: The Next One with be the Hardest

      • Really, though, would be asking too much to have 2 days in a row like that? Or even 2 running days — like tomorrow — I’m not too greedy.

        I think it’s going to be chilly in the morning when I run tomorrow. Assuming I can talk myself into getting out there in the morning.

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        • Today is awful. I was going to run on the TM because I like 2 rest days before a race but I just can’t bear it. I think I may drag myself out tomorrow at 6 am (ouch!)

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          • I do plan to run tomorrow. Of course I’m not doing the full half, so as long as I have a rest day (and I have no plans for sat, although I was thinking I really ought to go to the ARE yoga) I’m good. And the skirtsports order I wanted to potentially test out for Sunday just arrived, so I may wear it tomorrow as it looks to be similar weather. Should dry by Sunday . . .

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  1. Oh wow, this sounds like it will be such an emotional race. That’s great that they done 100% of the proceeds to cancer patients in treatment. Good luck to you and to your friend!

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