Interstellar Adventures

December 11, 2005

White Rock

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 5:35 am

Off to run another 26.2. Wish me luck. Current temperature is 33 degrees. Start-time temperature is forecast to be 37. Then it looks like it turns into perfect running weather. 🙂

Update: Well. I finished. But I don’t really want to talk about it. I mean, I finished, right? And that’s what matters? I just didn’t feel right all morning. Both mentally and physically. I wasn’t excited to run it. I wasn’t there in ‘race mode’. When I started running I felt OK, but the first 6 miles of the course is a gradual climb. I felt OK at 6 miles, and was right on my predicted pace time. But somewheres around miles 8-9, I couldn’t ignore the pain anymore. Everything hurt from my waist down. Hips, knees, ankels, quads, glutes. I wanted to quit. I almost had myself talked into quitting. At the half turn-off, I almost went right instead of going straight. But I didn’t. I cried at mile 23. I wanted to sit down in chairs that were in lawns with spectators lining the course. But I didn’t. At mile 24 my determination set back in and I had faster miles on 24, 25, and 26 than I had in the last 15. It was a finish. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t fast, but I finished. I’m having trouble being proud of myself though. I am proud of me, but since I’m my own worst critic, it still wasn’t good enough. I’m going to have to think about whether I’m going to run another full marathon. Half’s and 25Ks are sounding really good right about now.


  1. Hope it makes you feel alive and well by the time you have fished. By the way, what IS perfect running weather?

    Comment by DeeJay — December 11, 2005 @ 8:31 am |Reply

  2. Good luck, Speed Racer. And don’t forget to tie your shoes and bring a banana.

    Comment by Coyote Mike — December 11, 2005 @ 10:30 am |Reply

  3. It does sound like perfect running weather. Not too cold.
    Remember to breathe. May your time be better than last time.
    You’re in my thoughts.

    Comment by UziCue — December 11, 2005 @ 11:46 am |Reply

  4. good luck!

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — December 11, 2005 @ 5:21 pm |Reply

  5. Glad to see you keeping up the good work.

    Good luck

    Comment by culfy — December 12, 2005 @ 5:07 am |Reply

  6. How’d you do?

    Comment by UziCue — December 12, 2005 @ 7:34 am |Reply

  7. Did I ever tell you that your my hero? I know, I tell you all the time, but you are. Hey, stop being so busy!!! Relax!! (I kid, I know the holidays are insane.)

    Comment by Jolynn — December 12, 2005 @ 8:29 am |Reply

  8. Awesome! You finished. You can be “on” every day. You did your best, what more could you have done?

    Comment by Carnealian — December 12, 2005 @ 9:53 am |Reply

  9. That’s about 26 more miles than I could have done on Sunday. Awesome job, sorry about the hurts, may they go away quickly…

    Comment by Silly Old Bear — December 12, 2005 @ 11:05 am |Reply

  10. You finished what few start. Be proud. 🙂

    Comment by FTS — December 12, 2005 @ 11:05 am |Reply

  11. You did it, you finished and you should be VERY proud of yourself!

    Comment by Indigo — December 12, 2005 @ 12:55 pm |Reply

  12. Marathons… 25 K’s… this is why we have cars 🙂

    Congratulations. No worries about the time. The fact that you overcame the pain, the urge to quit, is awesome.

    Comment by Bone — December 12, 2005 @ 12:55 pm |Reply

  13. I’m proud of you for doing this. But it hasn’t been too long since your last marathon. Maybe you just need more time between them. I still think you’re SuperWoman and Speed Racer mixed into one.

    Now, go have a scone 😀

    Comment by Coyote Mike — December 12, 2005 @ 1:27 pm |Reply

  14. what you’ve done is a huge accomplishment, give yourself a day or two to really think about what you did achieve.

    Comment by Better Safe Than Sorry — December 12, 2005 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  15. Hon, I’m proud of you for even attempting it! You’re MY hero too.

    Comment by poopie — December 12, 2005 @ 1:57 pm |Reply

  16. Good luck as always, Lass. You’re my Number One runner.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — December 12, 2005 @ 2:00 pm |Reply

  17. Congrats for doing it!!! You finished… I am impressed! I couldn’t…

    Comment by Marie — December 12, 2005 @ 2:04 pm |Reply

  18. You have every right to be proud of yourself. Not everyone can run a marathon. I can’t even run around the block!

    Comment by Chickadee — December 12, 2005 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

  19. Well done for doing it…I couldn’t run a mile so I have mucho respect!

    Comment by Claire — December 12, 2005 @ 2:54 pm |Reply

  20. Well, you don’t have to be proud of you I suppose because I have enough pride in you to share between the both of us. You are awesome sister.

    Comment by Brittany — December 12, 2005 @ 4:18 pm |Reply

  21. Big hug and pat on the back for finishing!!

    But maybe it’s time to reassess? If you feel you’re pushing too hard and not enjoying it, maybe you need a break. Happens all the time.

    Comment by abbynormal — December 12, 2005 @ 5:26 pm |Reply

  22. Amazing accomplishment, Lass!
    Congrats for finishing. Yes, that’s what matters. 🙂

    Comment by Mary — December 12, 2005 @ 6:21 pm |Reply

  23. Wow, according to your comments on here, all your friends (including me) are very non-athletic and prefer to spend our days on couches eating genaric chee-Z-poofs.


    Comment by Coyote Mike — December 12, 2005 @ 8:07 pm |Reply

  24. You are so freaking impressive!!

    Comment by MommaK — December 13, 2005 @ 9:35 am |Reply

  25. WOW! I would love to do what you do!

    Comment by Running2Ks — December 13, 2005 @ 2:34 pm |Reply

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