Friday, June 01, 2007

I'm in...

Rather than procrastinating (like I usually do), I decided to just do it - I registered for the Aramco 1/2 Marathon in January!



For a split second, my cursor lingered over the Houston Marathon registration button. I love the idea of training for and running the full, but I don't like the idea of trying to balance that training with family, work and school. Without school thrown into the mix, it's a no brainer - marathon, marathon, marathon. But the memories are still vivid of training for Chicago last fall and trying to squeeze in the 15, 18, 21 milers with all that homework, papers, group projects and library time. Not fun! So, I'm sticking to the promise I made to myself last October - no more full marathons until after grad school. But, I will be living vicariously through all my fellow bloggers and look forward to reading all about your marathon training!

I didn't get a workout in yesterday afternoon. After happy hour, I felt quite lethargic....drinking wine does that to me. We had a great time at The Corkscrew. I highly recommend the place! They have a great selection of wines and great customer service. They also have free wine tastings on Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30. My favorite last night was the Adami Prosecco.



It's a fresh, fruity sparkling wine that is perfect for summer. Yummy! Of course, I'm no wine expert. In fact, before last night, I had never even heard of prosecco. I ended up buying a bottle, which I'm sure I could have bought at Spec's much less dinero.

Today, I'm meeting the hubby and kiddo at the park after work. I'm not sure how the foot will hold up, so I'll just take it nice and slow. Tomorrow I start school again. I'm bummed to be missing the Heights 5K and the Houston Striders Picnic, so everyone have some fun for me!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try the Villa d'Sandi Prosecco too - it's very good and you can buy at Spec's. Good luck with school! I was going to run the Heights 5K, but twisted my ankle today, so going to see how it feels tomorrow.

Margo

Vic said...

Ha!! Way to go fellow non-procrastinator. I took the plunge today as well.

The good thing about Christy not doing the full is that she'll be there again to carry me up Allen Parkway for the last 2 miles. :)

txrunnergirl said...

I'll be there for ya Vic, but I have a feeling you will do just fine this year! :-)_

Randy said...

I signed up for the full on June 1, oh what a feeling to do that. It actually won't be my first, as I intend to run the Dallas White Rock Lake Marathon with friends from my running club in Edmond the month before.....I hope.

Marcy said...

A half should be just as good, right? ;) I can't believe you managed to juggle all that stuff along with a marathon last year! I'm just a SAHM and I'm wondering how the heck I'm going to find the time to do a marathon (these are next year plans LOL)

J~Mom said...

Yay!! Congrats on getting signed up so early!! I can't wait to follow along with your training!

Crosstrain said...

Way to go early bird. Training for a half is a great way to build a stronger foundation for that future full! And it is a handful itself.

Humble Runner said...

Like the Prosecco wine, the Strider picnic was fresh and fruity, which was perfect for summer.