First thing he said " You are NOT doing this!"
First: I never said I wanted to do an Ironman.
Second: Don't tell me I cannot do one, I will go sign up for the next one in Southern California!
OK seriously, I was mad when he said that. Last time I checked I was 43 and my one and only dad is in Quebec. It is not like Bill to tell me what I can or cannot do. He knows me better than that. So I asked where this was coming from after I gave him the "I cannot believe you just said that" look .
He said that since Long Beach he gets worried when I do the longer distances. Remember Long Beach when I ended up in the hospital after the race? That story is here. So I was not really expecting that, but I get it.
I asked how he felt about me doing a Marathon. He said not comfortable.
Here's the problem....
I have my eye on this:
The picture of that race is on our refrigerator. It has been there for a year.
If I ever get the courage to run a marathon it would be this one: BIG SUR.
I don't want to give up on a goal like that, on a dream of becoming a marathoner some day but I have to respect and listen to my husband's feelings. Right?
I don't want him to always be worried that I will collapse on the course.
He said he hates to see me dry heaving at the end of most half marathons and there's Long Beach and my visit to the cardiac unit. But I am FINE.
So I said that Ironman is not something I think about doing so there is no need to worry about that one but marathon...I want to re-visit this topic later.
All right on to other stuff...
Shoes: I realized that I ran over 600 miles with my shoes...maybe that has something to do with me having foot pain recently. I don't know. Good thing I had a new pair of the same shoes here already so I changed right away. I am in Mizunos Wave Inspire 7 now. Do you wear stability shoes? What kind do you like? Do you use more than one pair for training? Are they different brand?
I have had very little pain since my last half marathon, I hope it stays that way!
Game 1 for the new basketball season was Sunday. I am not coaching this year and I am terrible at being a spectator. I coached basketball for 18 years, from pee wee to College level, I cannot watch a game and keep my mouth shut. This is hard. I keep telling myself they are little, they are having fun, Will is doing great. I sit away from the players bench. That is my strategy for now! I do love to see my sons play that sport that has been such an important part of my life for so long.
Ovo was GREAT! Magical! Spectacular! What a treat to go see this. When we arrived on the site, first thing I saw was the Quebec Flag! Everything was in French (and in English of course) that was very special for me. My boys LOVED it.
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