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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Checking In

OMG, so much going on right now! I leave for Orlando on Friday morning, so I have been desperately attempting to pack my life up into 2 checked bags (at $19 a pop . . . ugh!), a back-pack and my over-sized "purse" (haha, tricky tricky!). I keep thinking to myself, "if only I didn't have so much running crap!" Man oh man . . . there's a lot of it. Well, then there's the separation anxiety I'm having over leaving much of my everyday clothing, accessories and shoes behind. I KNOW it's just four months, but I'm seriously attached to some of this stuff! Sadness . . .

Anyway, I just wanted to update y'all and let you know that I smashed my half-marathon PR last weekend without having to try very hard! Woohoo! Somehow, I had a SERIOUS half-marathon bad luck streak going on there for a while: twice I had run while seriously ill, and twice I'd run in serious heat with little to no aid station support. So yeah. Needless to say, my previous half-marathon PR (2:19:49) wasn't anything to write home about. In fact, that PR was earned in my VERY FIRST attempt at the distance (sinus infection and all). Basically, the goal for Sunday's Queens Half-Marathon was to run the entire race without walking (minus aid stations), and I did that successfully. Wilson and I took things nice and easy, and I managed to earn a new PR in the process. It's still not a very good time (2:15:34)--I know I am capable of so much more--but the important thing is that the bad luck streak has been broken! Race report to come . . . eventually :)

Hope you're all having a great week!

14 comments:

Running and living said...

Congrats on the PR. I won;t ask about a race report given how busy you are:) Have fun in Orlando!

Marlene said...

Don't sell yourself short - a PR is a PR! CONGRATS!

Good luck with your packing! I would have a hard time packing 4 months into two suitcases!

trialsoftraining said...

Leaving NYC with a new PR! Love it! :) are you looking into any races while you're in FL??

Good luck with the packing! Uhhh, so not fun. But, the 4 months will go faaaast - you won't miss your "stuff". now, the running clothes - those are obviously a must ;)

Marathonman101108 said...

WAIT!!!!!!!!! You're going to Orlando for 4 months??? I'm SO far brhind in my blog reading. I've gotta go catch up...congrats on the half marathon pr!

aron said...

WOOOOOO PR BABY!! that is awesome :)

I think I missed that you are going to Orlando for FOUR months!! yikes... where have I been?? Very exciting!! have a safe trip!

The Laminator said...

Oh you ran Queens too? Congrats on your great time. A PR feels liberating doesn't it?

Safe travels Irish! Have fun in Florida!

lindsay said...

congrats on your pr! very exciting :)

good luck packing up and safe travels!! i like how you're conveniently extending your warm-temp running by temporarily heading south ;)

X-Country2 said...

WOO HOO! Congrats.

Spike said...

only a true runner would destroy her old PR and suggest her new one isn't all that good! congrats on the great race.

hope you can stuff lots of running stuff in your 'oversize purse.'

B.o.B. said...

Congrats on the PR! It's a PR and that is good enough for me. LOL!

Thanks for the support on my blog about Marine Corps. Marathon. It was a tough decision but we've all been there.

Have a safe trip to Otown (that's what the townies call it!)

Fair Weather Runner said...

irish. unpack the beef.

also, AWESOME, you are leaving tomorrow! sweet. well i'm sure it's a little stressful. but awesome all the same. i hope you got all the essentials in, man that has GOT to be rough. and best of luck on your new adventure.

and OMMMGGEWEEEEEEEE. yaya for new HM PR! ROCKSTAR. Things are clearly going your way my friend. Just wait for what you'll do at that lil chicago marathon next month. at which i hope to see you running and so edder and i can go all nutso for you!

also, uhhhh yeah on the dodging of the law school bullet. whew.

Laura said...

Ugh, now I'm mad at myself for not staying better on top of blogging! I would have told you to leave a bag here and I'd get one of my coworkers to bring it down to you. Hope you had a good flight!

Terri said...

Awesome!!!!! (BTW, pack your socks or underwear, after rolling them, inside of your sneakers and any shoes, it can save space!) I hope you're going to keep blogging from Florida!

Really, congrats on the PR, that's awesome.

sRod said...

So many congrats!