Return to Running

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of non-running related exercise like LiveFit, swimming, and teaching TurboKick.  They’ve just felt good.  I’ve been enjoying the variety and how strong I’ve been feeling, and I just haven’t really felt like running much. 

But you know me, I’m always up for a challenge.

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I immediately knew I couldn’t turn down the opportunity – even if it was two weekends away and I hadn’t run a mile in over a month – because this is an event I’ve been saying I’d do since I started running a year and a half ago. 

The details:

  • Saturday, September 10th
  • 52 mile relay run from Kahului airport on the magnificent Hana Hwy to Hana Ball Park
  • teams of 6
  • three legs each runner – each leg ranges from 2 to 4 miles
  • award for most spirited [read: costumes!]

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I figured today was as good a day as any to start running again [you know, since the race is next weekend and all], and got a couple good miles in before teaching Turbo. 

This upcoming week I’m going to get back to my running practice so that my teammates don’t disown me. Even though I’m nervous, I’m mostly really excited!  The road to Hana is breathtaking, and I’m stoked to be trying something I’ve never done before! 

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[Am I crazy?]

Oh, I almost forgot to mention: the Maui Marathon is the following weekend.  Surprised smile

That one I’m really nervous about because, well, I haven’t been training like I thought I would.  In any case, I reevaluated my plans for the half-marathon a while back, and my goal now is to run half and walk the rest [it’s an out-and-back, so that should be simple enough].  Ben, on the other hand, has been kicking butt with his training – even with a stressful new work schedule – and is set to run his first half marathon on the 18th! 

I’m excited to be running East Maui next weekend and then West Maui the following weekend. 

Heck, I’m actually just excited to be running again! 

Do you have any events coming up?  Anyone else gonna be participating in either of these events? 

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2 thoughts on “Return to Running

  1. Angela @ The Chicken Scoop says:

    SO jealous of your relay!! There is a 200 mile relay in Lancaster, PA which is about 2 hours from my house. I have a group that wants to do it but its during Rugby season (and its a bunch of rugby players). I would loooove to do one though! I’ve got my half on the 18th too and have majorly been slacking on my training. Good news is that I set out today and did 8 miles. It was really slow but I did it! I won’t make my goal time for my half but I will complete it without too much pain! You will do great too, even if there’s lots of walking!!!
    ~Ang

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