I did it! Well, I signed up to do it at least ;). Yep, this girl has officially paid the money to run the St. Jude full marathon come December 1st.

It would be a lie if I said I'm not freaked out... I AM! Like, really, seriously, totally, butterflies-in-my-stomach nervous. And I have like 5 1/2 months of this to over come.

I knew I wouldn't start balls-to-the-wall training until I actually signed up, but here I am. Anyone have any must reads about marathon training? I did the half last year in Memphis but it was not the experience I thought it'd be. Read about that here for the whole story. It's pretty long... just a warning ;)

My momma is probably more nervous than I am because of the whole I'm-her-baby and the heart condition diagnosis. If you are new around these parts, I have a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White. It's not super common and it's not super dangerous unless my heart rate gets over 200 or so. I have a few flare ups and I know whats going on when it is going on and I am pretty careful. Eventually I may need surgery, but  because of where the place affected is in my heart, surgery would be pretty dangerous. But mostly, I'm just fine :)

Needless to say, I won't be running for speed (well I will if you count me finishing before they close the race haha), but I will definitely be running so I have the endurance to do the entire 26.2 without walking!

I updated my 24 in 24 list found here if you're interested. I've knocked a few off :)

And now for my final Friday words:

But really. So good. Guess it's a good thing I'm gonna be doing all this running :)


Sarah said...

Ohhhhhhh my gosh, yay! I am so proud/jealous/excited. I want to run a full SO bad but am scared about the training! My mom is the same way - she said she would have a hard time watching me run one. I also LOVE that someecard hahaha so true. You go girl!!!

Charlotte said...

I'm so proud of you!! Get to training, girl!! Have a great weekend!

Jen Grantham said...

You are amazing! Running is such a challenge, but running a marathon is just, well, wow. You really do have a heart for charity, don't you? Also, thanks again for logging your training miles for Jared! Good luck, girl.

Stephen said...

Awesome about signing up for the marathon!!! Now, just download "Chariots of Fire" to the iPod, lace up those sneakers, and you'll be fine!