Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back at it!!

After an awesome week of running, I ended up getting a cold the past few days. Headaches, body aches and feeling dizzy/lightheaded really doesn't set the stage for running. If I tried, I probably would have fallen off the dreadmill!! Not the best idea. In short, I didn't run the past 3 days, so there wasn't much to talk about. Trust me, you wouldn't want to hear me blog about being sick :)

Nope, that isn't me! Image found here 

Anyways, I rallied and set out for a long run tonight. Even though I'm still pretty low on energy, I was itching to get back out running. I had a nice 7 miler at about 9:35/mile pace. Not bad for feeling sick. It was a really pretty night with the stars out. I could see a storm front move in from the West, with rain falling in cities across the Puget Sound. Luckily I finished my run before it started to rain! I guess I was literally being chased by the rain!

Sarah 1, Rain 0

I also received an email today about a new race that I had not heard of in the Pacific Northwest yet:

The Whidbey Island Marathon and Half is located just north of Seattle in the Puget Sound on April 11, 2010. The race runs along the shores of Whidbey Island as well as through the fields and pastures. The incline seems to be minimal and this will probably be a MUCH smaller race compared to the Seattle Half or the Rock N Roll series.

The race fees for the half marathon are $70 if you sign up by March 31st, and go up to $85 if you sign up at the Expo. Details for the full marathon can be found here. Fee includes tech shirt, running chip, goodie bag and of course, a medal. I'm not going to lie, I am consider signing up just so I can have another medal :) and to run the race of course....

I'm thinking I might just have to sign up for this. Its between the Mercer Half and the Seattle RnR Half, so I should be in shape, right?? And I do want another medal..... :)


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Good job on your seven miler:) I think that you should go for the half marathon!! I love the races where all runners get a medal!! Not everyone can always take top three! Knowing that there will be a nice medal at the end to put around my neck motivates the heck out of me:) I tagged you because you are just so darn gorgeous:) I hope that you have a nice day Sarah!

  2. Do it!!

    That picture is so funny. I really thought it was you at first and I really thought this was turning into an injury post. Glad it wasn't!

  3. I think that is amazing for being sick! I would love that 7 mile pace without being sick! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better :-)

  4. Glad you're feeling better and got out there for a run!

    Sounds like a great race, too.

  5. I'm sure falling and treadmill would make a good youtube search haha. nice job on the long run!

  6. glad you are feeling better and are back to running again! i def think you should sign up for the additional race :)