Yesterday, I registered for the Go! St. Louis half marathon in April.
I'm running it with Melanie, Keyona, and Courtney.
I'm doing this for two reasons:
1. Everyone else is doing it.
2. I want one of those 13.1 stickers to put on the back of my car. Hey! Look me! I'm a runner!
It's also worth mentioning that I have never run a race in my life.
There was this one time when my BFF, Joan, was signed up to run a 5k with another friend. At the last minute, the other friend didn't show up, so Joan asked if I would do it with her. I had just lost 40 pounds after having Haven and thought... Sure!! Only to get there and they didn't have our shirts or packets. So Joan and I skipped the race and went and had a 3,000 calorie breakfast at Bob Evan's.
I have completed a training program for c25k, so that means I am good to go, right?
Today, over lunch, I am going to hit up the treadmill and see how far I can go without feeling like I am going to die. And that will be my starting point. I am thinking about two miles. I have five months to get this down... so knowing my procrastination, I will start training about St. Patrick's Day.
I'm also going to Tulsa in two weeks to see Mama L run her second half marathon. And seeing someone else do it totally counts as training, too. :)
In other news, Lora and Janessa are hosting a fun link up today... She wants to know "What does your blog name mean?"
I get this question a lot. Mainly because I have every name under the sun listed on my blog: Jack, Sally, Holly, Chris, Pumpkin, Haven, Glave, Dennis the Menace, Olive, Betty, Betty Lou, etc, etc.
"Where we can live like Jack and Sally" is a line from the Blink 182 song, "I Miss You."
The line goes... "Where we can live like Jack and Sally, if we want. Where you can always find me. And we'll have Halloween on Christmas. And in the night we'll wish this never ends. We'll wish this never ends."
It's in reference to the characters from the Nightmare before Christmas.
It's one of my favorite songs... and it was about as creative as I get when I first started this blog. I'll be interested to see how other people came up with their blog names.
And with that... I hope you all have a Happy Thursday!