Thursday, April 2, 2009

First Race!!!!

UMMM...I DID IT!!!! I registered for my first RaCe!!!
(its NOT a race for me)

Registration Confirmation for:
Brian Mickelsen Memorial 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 2 Mile
Dear Alicia,
Congratulations! You are now registered for Brian Mickelsen Memorial 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 2 Mile. Please check the event's official website for updates: Am I prepared? NO!!!
Even though it is ONLY 2 miles and is a "fun run", I really want to run a majority of it.
I have NEVER been a RUNNER (even in my prime)
I have been running 2 miles on my elliptical... BUT
--my first day on the trail,
I YACKED a 1/2 mile into it!
I ran 2 miles pregnant with Ryland-- no problem!!
I thought I could just pick up where I left off--
WRONG, old Lady!
I am in trouble...BUT I AM GOING TO DO IT.
I am at one mile of running now--(only 1 more to go in 2 weeks)
AAAAHHH! What was I thinking?
AND who talked me into this,
and is my poor partner who has to tag-along at a chubby girls pace?....
None other than

JULIE!!!(far right)

You better have registered my friend--or else my shuffle will be my running mate-ha ha


Anne said...

That's awesome! I'm trying to be better about using my elliptical more than twice a week. Btw, I'm not sure how much you can really rely on the stats on exercise machines. I DO know that I need to push myself more than I am right now! Wish I could go jogging with you!

BTW, Sarah's coming down around august or so. I'll figure out a get together!

Kara said...

You go, girl! You CAN do it and after you do you will feel that much more empowered to do it again and go a little farther. I wish I lived closer and could come and do it with you...seriously!

Lindsay said...

I was going to come up and run the half marathon, but Bryan has some conflicts that weekend. Good luck - wish I could be there!

Aaron & Jayme said...

That's great Alicia! I have never been a runner and I can't even go 1/2 a mile without gasping for air!! Power to ya girl!

It was great seeing you last night!

Tara said...

Alicia! YOu can totally do it. I am not a runner either. Even if you don't want to run a marathon - I LOVED the book that I read to help me train. It was both physical and mental training. It even has a "pre" training schedule that helps you build up to running for 30 min.

I know you can do it. I am excited for you! Love ya!1

TexasTwinsTwice said...

Go Alicia!! That is so awesome you and Julie are doing this! You can do it!!!!!

kk Leilani said...

Good Luck. You're gonna rock! With that power and energy you have for softball and basketball...I have not doubt you got it for this new style of rhythm and movement...mmmmhmmmm! you go girl


that's awesome! congratulations!

Emily said...

Oh how fun! I've always wanted to do something like that. I wish I would have known. I would have registered too and invited myself to run with two of the coolest girls I know. . . you and Julie H. :)