“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Proof that I'm a Runner

Yes, I'm about 6 months pregnant.  And yes, I cannot really run the distances that I enjoy running...right now.

But, I'm still a runner.

Why?   The first software that I loaded onto my new hard drive???  The Garmin Training Center.  To top it off - I literally squealed with joy when I saw that all my runs since last July were still on my Garmin and transferred into the training center on my new hard drive.  In other words - I didn't lose the Garmin data from my first half marathon last October.  Squealed. With. Joy.

Today was MIT and the Columbus Marathon's National Runners Day Celebration.  I was also suffering from group withdrawals.  So, I got up at 7am so that Cassie and I could be there before they left for the morning run.   It was so AWESOME seeing so many of my running buddies and feeling the thrill of the group atmosphere pre-training run.  I'VE MISSED THAT!

Cassie was a big hit with the group and SUPER excited to be there for her first MIT session.  We ran out of the track with the group and then Cassie wanted a potty break.  Probably a good thing, because I was caught up in being happy to be there and might have kept running with the group longer than I should have.  I have issues.  LOL!   Then Cassie and I did a nice walk to Antrim Park and back.  When we got back we socialized with the MIT gang and ate the free cupcakes and drank the free chocolate milk.  (OK - I had a free cupcake and free chocolate milk, Cassie got water).

I finally remembered to ask Judi where she'd gotten her super cool 13.1 cap.  So, after stopping at a baby/maternity garage sale expo, I came back home and ordered myself a cap....and a shirt from One More Mile running apparel.  I simply could not resist the running short sleeve shirt that said "Running is a mental sport - and we are all insane."  I'll have to post pictures of the shirt and cap when they arrive.

Then I watched supervised Mark assembling his new Weber grill.  It looks awesome.  I'll have to host a cook out soon!

A great day so far - and it's only 2pm!

Until next time...


  1. That was pretty funny, that you didn't just watch. HA!

  2. Glad Mark finally got the grill and you had a good time at MIT! :)

  3. Oh, and you are most definitely a runner!!!

  4. Woah, I need that t-shirt. Also, the fact that I missed you on Saturday kind of sucks. I really need to stop being so in demand so I can make it to MIT for once. I miss you. And Cassie. Now to go read this stupid book until my eyes bleed.

  5. I'm so happy you came yesterday - I literally squealed with excitement to see you! ;) I love Cassie - she's so cute!

    Looking forward to that cookout too! ;) I hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend.


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