Friday, December 10, 2010

Tag Post

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's 22-mile training run with Kenyan Way, as how well I do will determine whether I stay in the Houston full or drop to the half. The weather bodes to be quite good, especially so considering the nasty conditions elsewhere in the country!

TAG - Jamoosh from Last Mile Lounge was tagged by five questions, and in turn he passed-on the tag to others:

1. What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?  
I was proudest to have learned from my many training errors in preparing for the 2009 Boston Marathon, and as a result to set a P.R. in the 2010 Boston.

2. What are your running goals for 2011?  
After five marathons per year for three years running I need a change in pace, literally and figuratively! After running Houston full or half marathon I'm planning to spend six-months working on speed and my running form. After doing so I hope to set a 5K and 10K P.R.

3. What is your favorite race?  
See #1 :-)

4. What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?  
Starbucks Eggnog Latte - I feel guilty for every one of its delicious 610 Calories and 27 grams of fat.

5. What was your most embarrassing running moment?  
A few years ago, shortly after starting a long run with a group of friends, I was caught-up in my conversation and was completely oblivious to my surroundings - which I proved by running headlong directly into a wide wooden four foot tall pole that the other runners easily avoided. I bounced backward sprawled horizontally on the ground looking up as my friends concernedly asked if I was okay. With much embarrassment I picked myself up and resumed my run, reassuring everyone that I was fine -  thereby proving the power of endorphins over pain and pride receptors ;-)


  1. Good luck on your 22 miler tomorrow. Whatever happens you'll at least know what is best for your body right now. And I'm sure you'll excel in either the half or the whole because you'll be listening to your body. Sounds like you had a great year!

  2. I guess it's all in the mind. I know the weather is going to be good tomorrow, but I can't help but think that upper 50's and low 60's seems warm. Does this mean I have acclimated?

  3. I hope the 22-miler goes well and you are able to make a clear decision regarding Houston! Either way, you will be running a great race distance, and certainly the weather in late January is likely to be good.

  4. Looking forward to hearing how it went. And what you thought and felt. Very interesting.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog re training and Boston - definitely food for thought..