Saturday, October 11, 2008

Running is a Mental Sport (and We're ALL Crazy)

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Hello, friends!

I just got back from Baltimore after running 13.1 miles! I ran in the Baltimore Half Marathon with some of my friends. It was a great experience, but I am exhausted. I ran it last year as well, but it was a lot more difficult this year. I trained really hard (lots of runs around the lake!) and I am glad to be done. I ran it in 1 hour and 57 minutes. I'm really proud of my time because my goal was to get under two hours.

The entire weekend was really fun. Yesterday, my friends and I went into Baltimore to pick up our race numbers and race t-shirts. There was a lot of free giveaways, and I love free, so that was awesome. We got food and drink samples, shirts, and other things. I also bought some new running shows. They are white, silver, and purple. Then last night, we went to Noodles and Company on Route 1 for dinner so we could have a lot of carbohydrates to fuel us up for race. Then, everybody came to my home in Burtonsville to relax, drink water, and watch a movie.

We woke up at 6:30 am, left my house at 7, and we were in Baltimore by 8. We had gorgeous weather. The course was really hilly which made it difficult. Two hours later, I met up with everybody, exchanged a lot of sweaty hugs and kisses, and walked around Baltimore.

It was a great day and I'm glad I participated in the half marathon. I'm hoping to one day complete a marathon, but that will take a lot of hard work and training so I'm not sure when I will do that.

Your friend,


Masatoshi said...

Running reminds me of the morning when we ran around the lake after the wonderful night at Baltimore.

Congratulation on your accomplishment! You should drive for the next Olympic!! :)

Also,I'm glad to hear that you could spend precious time with your handsome boyfriend.

Sanae said...

Hi Nikki!
You are really great runner:)I can't run fast like you! I need to build up my physical strength so I go to school by walk recently. Take a walk is fun for me. Do you like walking? Of course you love running I know!


sae said...

Hello, Nikki!
You are really good runner! I'm not good at running a long-distance race :( So, I think you are great and respect you!