Saturday, January 16, 2010

What have I done!?

Well, the most difficult part is committing.

It's funny what four days with a sick four year-old as a geographically-single mom will do to one's sanity. Suddenly I was wishing the marathon was tomorrow...anything to get me out of this house! I got crazy, grabbed my wallet and registered for the OKC Marathon!!!




I only hesitated once during the registration process. It is when I got to this part: Clydesdale/Filly. What? Really? Now, I am not big on telling the world my weight but I could register as a Clydesdale (or would it be Filly?). Now they just ask for weight, I am 5'10 people! Way to make me feel big...sheesh! Let's just say I did NOT register under this category, maybe I am holding out for a second 10 pound weight loss during this process (which would disqualify me from this category).



Now I just have to find a training plan and get busy! Registering is only the beginning!

Today I am grateful for:
Dr.'s offices that are open on Saturday, got my Little Buddy some antibiotics.
For everything I have, I feel almost guilty when I think of all the devastation in Haiti.

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25 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! The toughest part is committing indeed. I have total faith that you can get this done!

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  2. Yeah you did it! Now the fun begins. I know you will rock that training and race wonderfully. It is so great to havea goal to reach for.

    I like your "geographically-single mom" term. I am totally stealing that. We should start a group!;-)

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  3. Good for you! Nothing like a public commitment to get you moving! Paying the registration fee is a great guilt trip to get me motivated too. I'm too cheap to lose my entry fee! Best of luck!

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  4. Good for you! WOO HOO!! Congrats on registering!

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  5. YIPPEE!! I cant wait for some long runs with my buddy Amanda.. We will be on about the same schedule for our really longs runs because I think my Marathon is the weekend after yours..

    That Steilacom race looks AWESOME..

    So I am inspired, have my wallet. Rock N Roll Seattle redemption here I come.

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  6. I know how you feel about Haiti. I feel guilty eating dinner. :(

    Congrats on the registration. It IS the hardest part (other than running the race, of course).

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  7. How cool is this! Great that you have subscribed!

    But I noticed the fee: it's expensive.
    I've looked it up and the popular marathon's in Holland costs about 42 dollars to subscribe.

    Good luck on your training, I look forward to following your training.

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  8. Congratulations. Feel better? ;-)

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  9. Train - train - train! You will do great!

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  10. Good for you! Weight categories? Really? I have never seen that before! So is it for people who really don't want to give their age, but are ok with people knowing their weight? I am 5'11' so I could definitely be in that category...but would it benefit me?

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  11. Wow! I'm impressed...I seem to remember reading you weren't doing so well not so long ago (hope you're much better)...you have a young son (and all that entails)...you are a geographically-single mom and you just signed up to do a marathon!!! And somehow, I just know you'll do a great job of it. Yes, I'm inspired :)

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  12. Nice job getting registered! I'm 5 '10 also, so I'm always part of the big girl category...as long as I'm in the healthy BMI range, I just thumb my nose at 'em!

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  13. I'm one of those on the fringe of the big girl's club, too. And I don't understand the point of the question. OH well. You'll do great! I'm running a marathon, too, this year and can't wait to hear about your training. (And I have a little guy... I struggle to get out for my runs. Thank goodness for the ol running stroller.)

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  14. You are going to do awesome! The committment is the hardest part! Congrats!

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  15. WTG! $100 gee that's a lot of $...
    I'm thinking about the Seattle Half in June too.
    Depends on how I feel after the Eugene Half in May.

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  16. GREAT JOB!!! Why is it that we don't take it seriously until we are registered...Committing is the hardest part! You are going to do great. I have to wait until the end of June for mine! Can't wait to hear how your training goes.

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  17. hahaha....I understand about being a single-ish mom and sick kids. My hubbs is outta town during the week & we had a 10 stretch of two v. sick kids. Come the Saturday he was home. I was done.

    I had such a good 11mi run on Sat I wanted to do another on Sunday. Good thing for my body I was to busy.

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  18. that is so awesome! I just committed to the San Diego Marathon in June AHHHH. I've never been in a race with the weight categories and I'm very iffy about the topic. I'm also 5"10 so 150lbs on me would look very different/distribute very different than 150lb on someone 5 inches shorter than me. I definitely think if they are going to have these categories they need to take height into consideration as well. But congrats! when's the big day?

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  19. Congrats! I have SO done this before! The rush of registering for a race like this is unbelievable. I'm glad you did, training will be a BLAST.

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  20. So excited for you! This is def what you wanted. I'm all about going for it and I'm so happy to see that you just went for it! Awesome!

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  21. Congrats! I was hoping you would decide to register. Good luck training!

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  22. Yeah for committing! Good luck and have fun with the training.

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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