She is the black haired beauty with the tie-dye on. She is OCD about her running. Up until this point, when asked the multiple choice question 'What do you think about Misty's love of running?" a.) She's full of S#&@ b.) She's psychotic c.) All of the above. My answer would be a definite "C." But now... I am all aboard the crazy-running-obsessed-train. If it weren't for the fact that I am freaked out about avoiding injury before my half-marathon in November, I would run tonight as well as in the morning even though I have a long run scheduled tomorrow night with my running girls. So this is my formal apology, Misti, for ever doubting your sanity. Please forgive me. I'm right there with you sister, and hope someday to be able to run as far as you and look as hot as you in a bikini because of it.
Which brings me to my next little FYI for you, due to my current obsession, I have purchased and am reading two books on training for a marathon. (Yes, I am reading two books at the same time.... I am proving I am not only a dork but a nerd/geek as well!) Most people have coaches that help them train for marathons, I choose to read books. I am going to Self-Help my way to marathon success! The first book is the book I originally set out to purchase. The Non-Runners Marathon Guide. This book was written by two college professors who taught several classes filled with hundreds of non-runners (much like myself) to successfully complete a marathon. The book details all the proof and consists of the complete training process.
I bought the second book, The Non-Runners Marathon Guide For Women, because #1. I am a non-runner who happens to be of the female sex who is, indeed, training for a marathon. #2. The author is completely hilarious and details the good the bad and the ugly of marathon training. Sweat, Chaffing, long lost knee-caps, hatred for happy runners, and all! I'm surprised I haven't come across a story chronicling yeast infections yet... who knows... it may come later. I'm only on Chapter 3. I love her and will be taking little quotes out of the book and sharing them with you from here on out. Get ready.
Until Next time... magnificent miles to you all!