Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Sylynnvia Half-Marathon

My friend Sylvia and I are going to plan and run our own half-marathon. We were going to run the Salt Lake Half-Marathon until we discovered that it is mostly down hill. So on Sunday, September 3, we will run our own 13 mile "race." I'm thinking of having t-shirts made, just to make it official. The upside is that it is also free. We are going to enlist our husbands and sons to be our support crew, providing water, gatorade and cheering at designated mile markers. (Let this serve as an invitation to all you runners who want to join us. . .let me know and I will tell you where/when).
Sylvia's running the Boise Marathon in November, so it will just be a little warm up for her. For me, it will be the culmination of my summer training. When it's over, I think I'm going to follow some kind of triathalon training program. I want to run less and maybe swim more. I'm not quite sure how I will fit in the biking.
After I ran eight-miles this morning, Middlebrow, Son and I went to the farm stand at 9th & 9th and bought peaches, blueberries and corn. I made a Peach-Blueberry cake, which is currently baking and filling the house with amazing smells. We just ate some of the corn for dinner. It was delicious. The past few days we haven't really had anything that would pass for "dinner." More like a few vegetables, some bread or rice, and maybe something else, some leftover beans?, put on a plate. I call it the Farmer's Market dinner. It's best when we get some amazing bread from Crumb Brothers and eat that with some sliced tomatoes. As far as I'm concerned, that's dinner. (Must be the Iowa farm girl in me. . .).

5 comments:

Sleepy E said...

Just remember that pain is your body telling you to cease and desist. Two years ago when I was in Marathon Training Mode (yeah right) I messed up my knee by running on it for about four miles more after it had starting hurting. Good luck on your run. Anything DIY is admirable, including half-martathons.

madeline said...

I s'pose I should re-categorize you to be under foot racers. :)

theorris said...

I agree with E. I messed up my knee by playing through the pain. So much for Larry Bird

Counterintuitive said...

I love summer eating. I like trying to create meals that are totally fresh (from our garden or a farmer stand). One of my favorites is chunky fresh salsa: tomatoes, corn, cooked and cooled beans, jalepeno peppers with only a few seeds, anaheim peppers with seeds and, my one sin, store bought chips.

Nik said...

did you win?