I woke up this morning to some pretty good news:
That’s right! I won the lottery! Well, I won the lottery along with 12,999 other people. Still, I’m pretty excited. The Chevron Houston marathon is the site of the 2012 Olympic Trials. That means I’ll be running on the same track as some crazy awesome runners. And that also means that there will be some crazy awesome crowds to cheer everyone on!
In other good news, my foot is feeling much better. Not perfect yet, but I’m on the verge of trying running again. I’ve done a few of Jillian Michael’s DVDs (don’t laugh, they’re killer hard) to get my body used to being active again and so far, so good. I’m going to yoga tonight with my friend Angela and if I still feel good in the morning, I’m going to do a VERY easy 3 mile run/walk on the treadmill in the morning! Wish me luck on that… I’m worried (but optimistic).
So… this means, if my foot is fine and I can start training again now, I’ll have:
17 weeks of training until the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC on October 30.
2 weeks of complete rest
8 weeks more of training until the Houston Marathon in Houston, Texas on January 15.
Scheduling marathons that close together might be stupid, but at least I’m crazy enough to try it.