I'm so sorry for my unplanned hiatus from this little blog over here but right around the time I ran the marathon, I got hit in the face with 5 papers all about the not-so-wonderful subjects I study like human trafficking and ethnic conflict. As Chloe said, I'm trying to learn about saving the world!
That being said, I did it! I ran my first marathon exactly 1 month ago tomorrow! And it was fantastic! My goal time was 4:00 and I came in at 4:08 which I was super excited about! I even managed a faster second half than first! And you know what? I can't wait to run another one! Unfortunately, I don't know when that will be because next semester I have a job, an internship and 4 classes that I'm taking so it's going to be pretty difficult to manage a full marathon training cycle in there! But of course, I plan to keep running, so my race plans for 2011 include:
New York City Half-Marathon - March 20, 2011
Cherry Blossom 10-miler - April 3, 2011 (Washington, DC)
BAA 5k - April 18, 2011 (Boston, MA) - Registration hasn't opened for this one yet, but I'm definitely running it!
I may run the Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon 8k the week I'm in FL for the boyfriend's birthday but we'll see!
What are your race plans for 2011? Can anyone recommend a good East Coast Marathon around May-June that I could possibly think about running?
(And I promise I won't neglect this blog so much in the New Year!)