the kentucky derby mini marathon; my first time staying on my feet for long distances that did not include traipsing up and down oxford street, shopping with my mother. it was a time of good girly bonding ("come on ladies, these miles don't run themselves", marykinsey), getting up earlier than any sane human should on saturday mornings, and a more regular poo schedule. we printed and followed the YMCA daily/weekly mileage training plan with the focus i typically see in middle aged house wives cruising michael's for the perfect hot glue gun.
as a seasoned professional, i decided to do the bahrain half marathon early last year with only 2 months of training, it hurt, and not just because i forgot to put on vaseline at the start. late last summer i ran the san diego half marathon (dad needed some new t-shirts) with about a month and a half of training. in an effort to push my envelope to the extreme i am now going to sign up for the ky derby mini marathon '07. i made the decision last friday and started training on saturday.
the race is april 28th.