Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Flight (ie Winter Fight)

I am only uploading one pic... because it's all I have space for.

This was race #3, and ironically I got bib #3!  This race was the Salsibury Winter Flight, 8k (5 miles).  Tough course.  Uphill and a head wind.  My last several races I have taken off way too quickly.  This proved to be no different.  It was a fantasic day for a run, sunny and a little cool!  The best part was that the race didn't start until 10:00!

This pic is one that made the Salisbury Post.
The article says I am actually Cathy Mitchell, and that my friend Amy and I just happened to cross the finish line at the same time.  Hardly the truth, we train together, no coincidence we run the same pace.  She did run behind me most of the race, until the last 100 yards.  Then she passed me!  I caught her and said I wasn't leaving her.  I grabbed her arm as we crossed the finish line so there was no question we had the same time!  :)  41.28 was my official time, pace of 8:17.  Pretty good for me, but nothing compared to my 7:19 pace on New Year's Eve!  Oh, well. 

I had some great friends and Chad to run and support me. 

Still not sure what race #4 will be. 

I do know now that my thyroid surgery will be March 4, trying to squeeze in a couple extra races in Feb to make up for my down time in March.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Starting race '2' late.

So I will be keeping our family blog and my 34 race blog separate.  For those of you that don't care :)
Next is race #3.  It is the Winter Flight 8k in Salisbury on January 29th.  I am lucky to have the support of my hubby and good friend Meredith on this one.  It also helps that it's local.  I am looking forward to the fact that it's a tad less distance than I have been doing :)  I will update pics and results as soon as I have them
Next up...
Tentatively #4, on February 5th.  I am a little concerned about this one.  While I thrive on it being different yet extrememly challenging... it's a logisitical nightmare.  Not only is it 3 hours from home, in Raleigh, but it's the same date and time as Carson's swim meet.  So, decisions, decisions. 
The idea behind the challenge is run 2 miles, eat a dozen doughnuts, run 2 miles.  Yikes!
#5 tentatively....Saturday, February 19th Myrtle Beach Half Marathon.  Chad is fighting me tooth and nail on this one.  It's only 9 days before the Disney Princess Half.  34 races are still 34 races!!
#6  Disney Princness Half!  I am looking forward to this one so much.  I am thinking it will be my last event before my thyroid surgery but I also have a great high school friend who will be here also.  I originally thought I wouldn't be dressing up, but I think I will be... somewhat!  The weekend will be fantastic for the whole family.  Chad and Carson will run the family 5k, Caelyn will run the 1 miles and Carrigan will rock the 100m dash!  :) 
Feel free to join in the challenge or create your own.  Life is what you make of it... don't let it pass you by!  :)

Stay tuned for pictures and results!
And why walk if you can RUN!!!