About that girl in your back seat."
And today was really the kind of day that made me choose the title "Retail Runner" and was my second inspiration to get started. Today, in my second year of marathon training, I ran 18.92 miles, went home for a quick breakfast, cooked by my wonderful husband, showered, and then headed off for an 8 hour shift.........at the mall..........two weeks before Christmas. During the run, I ran with a guy who told me that after the run, he and his wife were going to be getting on a plane and going to Vegas. Pretty sure I would rather be doing that, but such is life. I don't necessarily think I am the ONLY person in retail who runs or who is training for a marathon. Actually, I know another store manager who runs. But today SUCKED. Overall, the run went ok. The first 12 miles I felt pretty strong. But after that things kinda fell apart. I hope it is because I knew I had an 8 hour shift, on my feet, ahead of me. Which of course, will not be happening after that marathon!!! Anyway, I pushed though and finished the run, but my pace was not what I was hoping, and was not what I need it to be to meet my goal of a 4:30:00 marathon. I was sore and tight at work, and limped around all day, wishing I was like, what I imagine, everyone else that ran today, sitting down, resting and maybe even getting a massage. But I also know that it took a little something extra to not be doing that.
Oh, and about the girl in the backseat. That is my friend Ruth Ann, who, with two kids, has joined me on this marathon journey. I am sure you will learn more about her soon!