Friday, November 16, 2012

Philadelphia marathon weekend: 8k’s tomorrow!

It is Philadelphia marathon weekend! Rothman Institute 8k is tomorrow. Meeting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 7:30. Temperature in the high 30’s with mild cloudy weather. I’m ready.

ready

…. to cheer.

After my stupid summer injury this summer- and let’s be honest, I didn’t train at all this summer- I found another eager runner to take my spot. I spent too much on physical therapy to be reckless. Plus, I didn’t want to run it for the sake of running it. I wanted to PR (ha- this would have been my only 8k) and spend weeks leading up to it running, sweating, pushing myself.

So I’m waking up at 5:30AM tomorrow to head over to the museum. When gun goes off, I’ll be standing on the side and cheering on my lovely dental school friends. I’m really happy that so many of us love running (one even runs a sub-20 minute 5k…).

Tonight wee carb-loaded over dinner, made matching Penn Dental runners shirts, and watched Ok! go music videos (Needing/Getting is crazy- they drive a car to “play” instruments.) Next time this year… half-maybe? It is on my list of 25 things to do before 25. Tomorrow it’s game time. And I couldn’t be more excited.

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  1. for the record, the person that ran the sub 5k time did that on an unofficial course that was found to be the short the 5k distance.

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    1. Okay, so sub 21:00? I am still impressed! :) :) :)

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