Saturday, September 29, 2007

We Did It!

Old news by now but my sister Paula, my brother Kevin and I, ran a half Marathon around Phoenix Park in Dublin last Saturday. We did the whole thing together, even crossed the line together holding hands, it was great fun. About 2 hours and 2 minutes or so, but who's counting? Dad came up to cheer us on, though in the course of that 2 hours he only saw us three times. Traffic was hell afterwards, getting home was a real pain.

The real thing is on 4 weeks from Monday! I don't think I'm really ready, I'm not sure, the long runs are getting easier, no aches or pains now, no blisters, after 2 hours I usually feel fine. I have done up to 16 miles, and I'm going to push for 17 or 18 tomorrow, and maybe 19 or 20 next weekend, then no more long runs until the Marathon itself.