May 27, 2008
Making a Commitment
I signed up for the Chicago Marathon through Girls on the Run last night. After pondering over which marathon to do, it feels great to have finally made a decision. We found out Friday that we will be living here next year, which gave me the go-ahead to make running plans. A Girls on the Run Club is something I have been wanting to start here for 3 years. I feel sorry for the girls of this football-obsessed town. They don't have near the athletic opportunities that the boys do. Plus, I love running and I want to give back to my community. I am in the early planning stages of starting the club. I wanted to do Chicago, but registration is closed. GOTR still has openings for Team Tiara, their charity program. So, what the heck, I signed up. Mom and Aunt will be going with me to the Windy City and I can't be more excited. I am going to train harder than ever with Pfitz's 18/70+ plan. I haven't used this plan yet, but I think I can handle it and get my time VERY close to 3 hours, if not below.