Previously, on "Crawl, Carol, CRAWL!!!", I was, at some point, training for the NYC Half Marathon.
That didn't happen.
Due to health issues, primarily asthma-related, my training got seriously de-railed. However, all is not lost. My doctor wrote me a note (which makes me feel like I'm in high school again), my participation deferred to another Team in Training NYC event, and the related funds that I raised were rolled over and applied to my new race...
The Oakley New York Mini 10K!
This is "the world's original women-only road race", and I am seriously considering an attempt at :::gasp::: running it. Yeah, you read that right, I said "running it". So, while my training officially begins on Saturday, April 19th and runs (there's that "R-word" again) for 8 weeks, I am starting now. Now, as in today, I ran close to half of my miles this morning. No wheezing. No shortness of breath. I did not die from over-exertion. I am still very much alive - at least alive enough to write this, anyway.
I'm also ahead on my fundraising. Ahead as in already exceeded my goal. While I most definitely plan to continue my efforts, the fact that I do not have to stress out over fundraising while training is FANTASTIC!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Sunday, December 29, 2013
This weekend, we did a 5 mile training walk/run from Astoria Park to Roosevelt Island and back. In my case, there was no "and back", since I caught the subway back to Forest Hills for my Weight Watchers meeting, instead of walking back to Astoria Park.
Somebody up there really likes me, that's all I can say. The "Zombie Staircase" restroom was unlocked when we got there, which was perfect timing, since I was trying to figure out how I was going to make it halfway around the island to the tram restroom. We also had free pasta samples courtesy of one of the farmers market vendors, and my train was there within less than a minute of getting to the subway station. Somehow, by some miracle, I only gained .4 lbs over the holiday week. Like I said, somebody up there really likes me!
Please consider making a donation in support of my efforts on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/halfnyc14/crawlcarolcrawl
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Jingle Bell Jog with my TNT Team Queens folk yesterday morning in Astoria Park. After a few weeks of not being able to do much more than a mile due to some respiratory issues, I managed to do two full loops around the park, and then some, for a total of 5K in the morning, and almost 6 miles by the end of the day.
Watch out world, I am BACK in ACTION!!! (And looking mighty festive, too, if I do say so myself:-)
If you would like to make a tax-deductible year-end contribution to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in support of my efforts, you may do so here:
Posted by Carol Martzinek at 8:56 AM