Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Registered to do my first Half Marathon..

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.
I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.
My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

Elaine Maxwell.

I am an open water swimmer, a hostile athlete who huffs n puffs her way around the roads -finishing is always the goal.. I have completed several triathlons but always to my own applause-I usually walk the runs. I don't question anything. As long as I can see it in my mind, I get there. 2011 I would like to do more than get there.

The thought of being a runner really excites me, I get a real sense of juvenile buzz. Actually getting out and running is a killer.
It is this conflict of me and keeps me going. The girl who says of course you can to the girl who has to put on the runners and get moving.

In April I signed up for the Connamara Half Marathon
In August I have been accepted to swim the 26.4km distance of Lake Zurich.

I have always wanted to do a half marathon.. Whether I walk, crawl of run over the finish line is up to me.

The Lake Zurich swim is an honor to do. Despite the distance I really look forward to that moment when I cross over from the swimmer to plan B..Plan B is what happens when the pain kicks in..


  1. Three months to go to the half marathon and so far I have not really motivated myself to get out running. I have managed a two mile but slowly. I started back in the pool-I haven't been in the pool in two years but I really want the discipline. Strangely the Lake Zurich swim is not really stressing me out-I know that I can do the distance.

  2. Last night Maryann & I jogged to the gym-my legs are a ton weight-(well they are in general!!)but they are totally sluggish. set out a circuit training course and worked hard for an hour. amazing how weak the muscles become over the winter-had a few speed wobbles but finished.
    I am hoping to stick to the plan- today is today and I'll try again tomorrow...

  3. Back to Tralee for swim training thurs night-it's hard going to motivate in this weather-our training session is 10pm-11pm we had 500m warm-up and 6x200m with 50 legkick between each set-it was fine but my arms are not the easiest to move.. I long to get back in the sea..for now it's the pool-we always go for a drink after the session on thurs night so off to the pub for the social side of it. It's tough getting back used to getting home at 1am and up again for work at 8am. but needs must. Def need to hydrate more. good to be back-I get a strange sense of humble pie to feel so weak-I do like the feeling. it;s a starting point to being better.. no running again tho'weather crap and didn't feel like getting out.. tomorrow tomorrow I love you tomorrow.. lose not faith as I am trying...