Happy 19th Anniversary to us!
As of January 8th, Kent and I made it through 19 years of wedded bliss. In an attempt to make it another 19, we gifted each other entries into the Corvallis Half Marathon. Of course, the thought behind this is that running will keep up healthy over the next 19 years. (My knees might argue with that thought.)
We ran the CHM last year, and fell in love with the entire event. From start to finish, it's really a great race. And for the record, the word "love" says a lot when you consider I was rockin' severe IT band issues at the time, and cried/walked/cursed the last 3 or 4 miles of the race. I hobbled onto the football field to get my finishers medal, and pinky swore things would be different in 2013. The key for me is hip alignment. The second I feel them getting wonky....off to the PT I go for an adjustment. Happy hips = happy knees, in my case.
I've got a time goal in mind for this race, and I'm hopeful our 2013 winter/spring training plan will allow me to achieve success. I've been trying for three years to hit this particular mark, and have come within 60 seconds of it TWICE. Uggg. So frustrating, but I can clearly do it since I've come that close on more than one occasion.
I think this race will mark half marathon number 13 for me. It's my first race of 2013. Maybe 13 is my lucky number? We shall see.