Sunday, January 10, 2010

One Week Left!!!

This time next week I will be done running my first half-marathon! Well, hopefully done at least! I'm really excited about it. I was placed in the first start group (YAY!) but my running buddy from school was put in the second group. Boo! I'm going to move back and start with her though. I wouldn't want to stand around by myself before and start my first half-marathon by myself either! (Laura- I wanted to start off with you guys but my buddy needs me! :( Oh well! We can do the marathon together next year!) I'm hoping that the weather will be great and that I make it through in one, happy piece!

Oh, do any of my other running friends get as annoyed as I do when a non-runner calls every freakin' race a marathon?! "I'm watching _____ run her marathon today! Go _____!" Um, no. She's not running a marathon. She running a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon! And trust me a half-marathon is a very different beast than a marathon!

I thought I would share a few pictures from going out with the Wilder girls on Friday night for Mindy's birthday! We went to Christian's Tailgate for Karaoke. Tons of fun! :)

My eyes look a little crazy. Oh well! My running buddy, Krissy looks cute though!

The birthday girl, Mindy!

Um, do I have to take this free shot from the owner? YES!

Crazy Wilder ladies!

"Like a Virgin!" Suzy was the only one brave enough to do the MTV awards roll-on-the-floor dance moves!
11. FILL THE TUB with hot water, then head out for a three-miler on a frigid morning. The sooner you get back, the hotter your bath is.
12. EVERY MILE YOU RUN burns roughly 100 calories. Think of that next six-miler as two slices of pizza.

YTD: 23.9
Left: 496.1


  1. Hey, it's Mindy. I hadn't looked at your blog in a while. So, I looked and saw these pics.

    I WANT THEM!!!

  2. No worries Nikki! I'm glad you have a running buddy! Good luck- the best advice given to me last year was from Rebecca. She told me to take it each mile at a time. Keeping that in mind makes it much easier. Good luck- I know you'll do great!