Wednesday, March 10, 2010

All hyped up and ready to go


Tonight, within a time span of 30 seconds, I:

1. turned on the blender with the top not entirely on (this wasn't the first time)

2. had a pot of water and milk boil over, and it went all over the stove top

3. remembered that I had a bottle of wine in the freezer.

I was able to save the wine.

I'm feeling a huge sense of motivation towards my running. I've got 28 miles logged so far this month, and this morning I spent time online looking at various marathons.

Other than Tall Mom's Virtual 10k at the end of this month, my next race is the 10 mile Mountain Goat, on May 2. Training runs start for that on March 20th, and since it's my first time running it, I can't wait. It's a very hilly course, as evidenced by the elevation map above. I'm sure it will be hard, but a good hard.

I feel like I want to keep that training momentum going after the race, in order to tackle a marathon sooner than September. I've looked at different plans, I don't feel like I need to follow a 26 week beginner plan, but an 18 week seems a bit ambitious. My biggest fear is injury. Add in the fact that I'm going to start incorporating speed work into my runs, and all those hills, I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep myself occupied with.

Which brings me back to choosing a 26 mile race, which so far is going to be the Rochester full on September 12. It feels so far away, but in the grand scheme of things, it's probably the best bet. I don't even know how I'm going to physically handle the training, so I think I'm just over thinking and making this more difficult than it needs to be.

Don't forget the Le Creuset giveaway.....you have until midnight Friday to enter, so check it out here!

15 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

Glad you saved the wine :-)

blueviolet said...

The wine is the only thing that would help me get over the scalded milk on the stove!

ajh said...

There aren't a lot of marathons around here in August for good reasons I am sure. Find a team (6 or fewer) and do the Vermont 100 on 100. You would be all set after the 10 mile hilly one you are doing. I prefer fall marathons. I haven't chosen mine yet but it will probably be October.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

That is some crazy elevation change. Glad the wine made it out ok!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
Woo hoo, you saved the wine:) I am excited for you because you are motivated to sign up for a full marathon!! That is awesome:) Maybe I will be able to feel that motivation next year after I am not such a running rookie!! Keep us posted:)

Katie said...

Hooray for saving the wine! :) Those elevation changes look intense. September 12 will be here before you know it!

Teamarcia said...

That mountain goat scares me as hills and I don't really mix. Sept 12 is really just 6 months away. EEK!

NY Wolve said...

In a fit of laziness and impatience, I often put warm beer in the freezer. 9 times out of 10, I forget and POP!

kristen said...

trust me, I havn't forgetten abou the giveaway:)

Whichever mararthon you choose is going to be awesome! Dont' worry.

Mighty M said...

Oooh, what a mess that must have been! If the wine was ruined it would have been declared a disaster for sure.

You are keeping up your running so well - if you can do a 10K/10 mile you can for sure do a marathon, so pick one and roll with it! Good luck!! :)

Tara said...

Thank GOD you saved the wine! That would have made me cry. :)

That's one heck of a race girl! I can't wait to "watch" your training for that one.

You should sign up for Chicago too. It's in the beginning of October, not too far out from September. Jill from Run w/ Jill is doing it too!

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

At least the wine was saved. Great blog!

Alyssa said...

Thank you, Molly. I am so glad to know I'm not the only one who has left wine in the freezer. I've never admitted it tii now. I feel so liberated. Thank you!

J said...

The rochester marathon is far away but it comes up fast because summer always blows by! I dont think I could do a 26 week plan - thats like half a year right? Just take it one run at a time and I am sure you will do great!

Susan Fobes said...

No, not the wine! LOL! Good luck on your pick.