Tonight I met my running coach for the first time. Yes, I said my running coach! It all started with Yokasta read my proclamation to run the RNR Half in St. Louis and my call for help. She contacted me on Facebook and offered up her husband Tim, an RRCA certified running coach, in exchange for write ups. Yes, please!
I was so comfortable during my chat with Tim that I began telling him my wildest craziest running dreams. Like running a ten minute mile and completing 14 in 2014. Tim looked at me and said that we have plenty of time and he can get me to a 10 minute mile by the time of RNR. I think my heels must have been really high today. I feel like I threw out some crazy challenge and he took the bait. Now don’t get me wrong, I know I have to put in the work to get to this goal but without a coach there is no way that I’d ever be able to do this. What seems like plenty of time for many of you feels like not so much time for a beginning runner like me. I’m so glad that I have a resource to get me there! If I make it I may cry. Just telling you know so you can be prepared.
My homework for this weekend is to send Tim the list of 14 races I want to race next year. I have a few in mind but I want to make sure I get all the details and distances right.
In other awesome news, this weekend Matthew (my 2yo grandson) called me Mimi. It’s the first time he’s referred to me by name! And Anna (the baby) let me hold her without crying. Jeffrey let Izzy pet him and didn’t hiss or bat at any of the children even once. In case you are wondering, this was our monthly get together. We have not missed a month since I started this and I really enjoy getting the family together like this. We also celebrated Jessi’s fourth birthday.
In blogging news, I was featured on Blogher this week! I considered making the “Featured on Blogher” logo into my header but I thought one more change might drive you all crazy. I’m still considering a tattoo.
What are your positive/good vibrations today?