Wednesday, April 05, 2006

31 Days to Indianapolis

I looked at my calender today and did a little bit of counting and yep, it's only 31 days until the Indianapolis 1/2 marathon. Woot!

Jason and I ran this race in 2004 and it was the first big running event that we did together. We ran on and off for a few years before this, but our drinking and partying kept getting in the way of ever doing anything serious. After our graduate school qualifying exam, a week in NYC and a marriage proposal, we decided to train for the Indianapolis half marathon together. We just went and signed up for it and got "The Fear" (you know the knowledge that, shit you are signed up for this race, you better freakin' get your ass in gear because the race is coming kinda fear!). At the time we could probably run 2-3 miles easily and so like a loose tooth just kept working it until 8 months later we completed a half marathon! And then we got the bug. The Running Bug.

I am really looking forward to another round on the Speedway and hopefully a good race.

In commuting news: we did not take our bikes this morning. I was just too tired and due to a maniac of a cat I was up at midnight, 2am, 3am and 4am and then finally got out of bed at 4:20am. We have a tempo run today so that might have been the best choice anyways.

In fashion news: I wore my new running clothes from the expo on the 4.5 mile run yesterday and although I wasn't sure about the Nike shorts that I bought I found them to be extremly comfortable! They are a nice bright orangy, pinkish color too so people could probably see me coming from a mile away. Always a good thing.

In Wrigley News : The Bud Light Bleachers? Are you fucking kidding me. The bleachers look great and then there is this big stupid sign that says Bud Light Bleachers. Totally ruins them.

9 comments:

Josh said...

Thank you! I completely agree about the bleachers! When I was up in Chicago this weekend and heard that news, I nearly spit out my drink. Thanks for the heads up on the book, I'll have to check it out. I've been looking for a good book lately.

jcerunner said...

Good training till Indianapolis half marathon!! Hope the weather let you train.

Susan said...

Good luck! I love that half marathon. I tried to get in but it was full. Have fun training.

Running Jayhawk said...

I'm quite bitter about the Wrigley Bleachers news. I'm doing the Race to Wrigley on the 15th and it just makes me so angry!

At least there isn't a sign that reads "This ivy brought to you by WGN..." or some crap.

LeahC said...

susan-

it really is such a fun 1/2 marathon. There is so much entertainment along the way which is nice. However when we ran it in 2004, they had the big jumbo trons on in the speedway showing the lead people finishing...and we were only halfway! which was kinda funny.

LeahC said...

jayhawk-

oh just wait for it. It can't be too far behind.

Haight said...

I know...the 'Bud Light Bleachers'.

Why don't they just name them the 'St. Louis Cardinals Bleachers'.

I hope a gang of Old Style drinkers rip the sign down.

LeahC said...

haight-

i like it! you could totally do it in one evening...hmm i live really close by....

Haight said...

Sounds like a plan...but make sure you wear White Sox clothes...just sayin'