Sunday, February 24, 2013

No blogging, lots of lurking and LOTS of walking

I have not been blogging like I told myself I would.  I do lurk daily as it is my down time when I come home from work.  I love reading about everyone's lives.  I have been trying to get 15 miles in each week for walking as I am doing my first half marathon Memorial Weekend in Bend, Or.  I was over there the first of February and took a look at the first half of the marathon route.  OY OY OY....last year I split the half marathon and my friend, Cathy, from Wildharefiberonline did the first half and I did the second.  The majority of elevation gain is in the first half, so I told myself that when I come back to Bend (before the race) I need to walk the first half to see what my time is..well...I did it and feel that with proper training, I should be able to walk the 13.1 miles in the allotted time of 3.5 hours.  It was a beautiful but windy day, so thankful I had my head band and gloves.

Here are a few pictures of my walk at the top of the race...from here it is pretty much down hill for the next 3.5 miles, then the last half has a hill to get out and back on top...once getting into Bend, there is another hill, then its flat and then downhill till the last two miles...which are up hill again.  Oy...but...I am looking foward to completing the Happy Girls Half.

In the distance you can see the Cascade Mountain Range.

Enjoy your Sunday

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Good luck with your half in Bend. Some of my friends have run the Happy Girls Half and loved it. You will do great!