12 Days Until Grandma's Marathon!

>> Monday, June 09, 2008

Twelve: The number of pounds I lost in the last 7 months of Ironman training last year. And I really didn’t have 12 pounds to give. I went from 159 to 147, and I looked a little gaunt.

Twelve months ago, because of knee problems, I was only running 3.5 to 4 miles at a time. Exactly 12 months ago today (June 9, 2007), I was SUPER PROUD that I ran 6.5 miles just under 8 minutes per mile without a lot of pain. Since then, I think IM WI was the last time I ran that slow. Now, in 12 days, I’m hoping to run a marathon in under 7 minutes per mile (hopefully). How times change.

16 comments:

MissAllycat 10:26 AM, June 09, 2008  

12 days?? EEEEEEEEEEKkkkk!! I'm getting nervous!!

Danielle in Iowa 10:28 AM, June 09, 2008  

I think there could be a song in this: "On the 12th day before Grandma's, taper gave to me... phantom pains in my knee" or something like that...

chia 10:58 AM, June 09, 2008  

FIIIIIVE COWBELLLS RIIIIINNNGG!!!

Sorry, had to tap into the 12 days to IM theme :-).

Gotta Run 11:03 AM, June 09, 2008  

Just think... when you reach your goal you can have 12 beers. Now how does that sound??

Good luck at the marathon and enjoy your taper this next week.

Kellye Mills 1:53 PM, June 09, 2008  

That's really awesome! You are going to have a great race!

nwgdc 2:39 PM, June 09, 2008  

If you run that fast, you won't even have to worry about the aches and pains because it'll be over with so fast! I'll keep my eye out for you (my wife is running)!

BreeWee 3:29 PM, June 09, 2008  

Go Steve go! You can totally do it! mind over matter... shut the mind up when it makes you mad... go get that sub 3hr. THEN I will be motivated by you and trying to get your PR for my next Honolulu Marathon!

Cheers to a GREAT race, when is it? June what? I think we will be racing on the same day!?!

I will keep checkin' in on you! AWESOME!

jen 4:35 PM, June 09, 2008  

You're getting close!! Glad to hear Dr. Jesus is helping you. Stay positive! :)

Rainmaker 7:01 PM, June 09, 2008  

Sub-3 I see... should be fun. Looking forward to it (both for you, and for me later this year when I go for the same).

teacherwoman 8:27 PM, June 09, 2008  

You are going to rock that race and we can't wait to read the full report!

Collin 9:16 PM, June 09, 2008  

Good luck, sir. You just made me realize that if I was FAST like you, I could have spent 2 HOURS LESS running my marathon a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure you could beat me while pushing a stroller and wearing a Santa suit! I dare you to try it!

GoBigGreen 10:18 PM, June 09, 2008  

SS, really no inner illegal meaning to my fundraising comment. I thought, "SS is so good at getting free stuff...socks? maybe he can figure out a way to help me get a free..disc?" Then again why wouldnt you keep it. I dunno. Just lost logical thinking for a minute.
Glad the ART is helping...
Julia

brendaj 11:37 PM, June 09, 2008  

I'm glad the therapy is working, and I have a feeling you're going to rock the race!

SWTrigal 10:23 AM, June 10, 2008  

Can I trade places with you? That marathon will be easy for you compared to IM!

CoachLiz 5:19 PM, June 10, 2008  

you know if you wern't so nice and funny I would hate you because you remind me of just how frickn' slow I really am.

You are going to have a great race!

Megan 4:23 PM, June 12, 2008  

my sister is doing grandmas- i may be out there cheering her on so perhaps we will see each other!

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