Monday, September 12, 2005


Yep, the Buckeyes lost and we fell in the polls, but except for our quarterbacks losing their heads in the last two plays, I thought it was a really good game. Really miss Nugent, though.

I've trained for 7 marathons (including the current one I'm training for) but I have only been able to run 4 marathons. The first three marathons I did, I trained with an organized group. The last three marathons I trained with a group that my dad runs with. It's a group of people who mostly work together and it didn't cost me anything so it was great. But participation has started to dwindle during the last couple of marathons. Training for Boston last spring, there were only 4 of us doing the race. Then this summer there were four of us again who trained for the half Ironman. It sounded like there would be a big group of us training for a fall marathon and it also sounded like we were all going to do Towpath up in Cleveland. Things fell apart, however, and now it seems I'm the only one of the group doing Towpath and one of maybe 3 or 4 even doing a marathon this fall. And, it seems, I'm the only one doing our usual training plan.

So this Saturday I showed up to Antrim to run and I was one of four...Brian, my dad, Andy, and me. Brian said he was running 8. Dad said he was running 15 but I knew that wasn't going to happen. Andy said he was running 20+, but he stopped at 15 and ran ahead of me the whole way. So I did 20, by myself. Surprisingly it went well, but I was really peeved that I had to do it by myself. I'm not doing this again. If no one is going to run another marathon then I'm moving on to a group that is going to be doing marathons. Twenty miles is a long way to run by yourself.

And I just found out in the recent weeks that even if I qualify I may not get to run Boston this year anyway. My sister is pregnant (again) and due that weekend.

As you can probably tell, I'm not in the best mood this morning.


Flatman said...

Hey, it's not like you're having the baby! It'll be there when you finish, right?

Meredith said...

That's true and it's not like it's my sister's first child (this is #3). Just something to think about.

My sister's first child was born on our anniversary and this baby is due on my birthday.

jeff said...

ask her if she'd mind you being in boston on the due date. she's got plenty of support even if you're not there, right?

and, yeah, 20 solo is a long ways. i've run the majority of my 18+ mile runs solo, but it sure is a great change when someone can either run it or bike it with you.

Val said...

See what happens when the dr's don't listen & tie you up like you ask? Haha. Is she okay w/ HAVING a #3? I imagine she's super busy w/ Thing One and Thing Two already! =\

Flatman said...

Oh yeah...I yold you Texas would win... :)

Meredith said...

You won't believe this, Val. My sister actually planned this pregnancy. What a novel concept.

Val said...