Popping the Running Cherry

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I’ve been nervous about running on the road again, but this evening ran three miles (yes only three miles, but read on), including some hills.

This friend and this one both told me in the past two months that they were inspired by my running. What running?! I thought at the time.

As of this week, I’m back in the saddle after wickedly tearing my hamstring last June. Along the way I experienced some pain and more stupidity (my own), much physical therapy and a lot of strengthening in the gym, plus a little jealousy of Beckley’s upcoming NYC marathon. We ran our first together last March in Atlanta – excruciating and unbelievably exhilarating. I’ve never been in better shape in my life, which was pretty cool.

So I decided this week to prepare for the marathon anyway and if I can’t get in via the lottery maybe someone I know will drop out and I’ll take their spot. :D

Tonight I ran a meandering path in the lovely Qu̩bec City. The only thing missing was the sweet reward Рour traditional high five at the end.

2 Responses to “Popping the Running Cherry”

  1. joe Says:

    I think the NYC roadrunners has a deal where if you run 9 of their summer series races and volunteer for another you get a spot in the marathon. 9 is a lot, but if you’re training anyways …
    http://www.ingnycmarathon.org/entrantinfo/guaranteed_requirements.php

  2. admin Says:

    Hey Joe
    It’s true but they have to be in the previous year, so Ill shoot for next year – just found out I didn’t get in.
    Hope to see you in Cali in August – I’m going to The Headlands July 29 – Sept 7.
    Jillian

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