Thanks for your support on my big announcement yesterday! I’m scared out of my mind and wondering what on earth I was thinking. But then this afternoon, I did this:
Of course, I have to wait to be officially in, but since I have a qualifying time, I’m pretty sure that guarantees me entry. So, I’m officially committed. To the tune of $255. Yikes. No getting out of that one! But this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, one I never thought I’d have the chance to experience, so I think I have to do it.
To stave off some of the shock of registering for not one, but two marathons in 2012, I baked Jessica’s Brown Butter Chocolate-Stuffed Toffee Chip Cookies yesterday afternoon. Nothing like pumping myself full of sugar to mellow me out!
These are so incredibly delicious, though. Make them. Really. The brown butter thing seemed a little scary to me, but now that I’ve done it, I’m mildly obsessed. I’m thinking this is a poor way to start the new year–you know, obsessed with pretty much the worst thing for you on the planet? But I can’t help myself. I want to bathe in the stuff.
In other news, marathon training started this morning with a 7 mile run!! The wind chill was something obscene like -1 this morning, so I ran on the treadmill at 7.1, varying the incline throughout so I don’t get too used to running on the flat. It was a great first training run, so I hope it’s indicative of things to come!
It’s good to have a goal, right?
Now, instead of sitting around and watching college football like I should be, I’m hopping on a plane to DC for a week of work. Sometimes being a grown up is just not that fun! At least my game doesn’t happen until tomorrow night!
I really need my Wolverines to play well and not embarrass the Big 10. Yeah, that’d be nice. You hear me, guys???
What races are you running this year?
In addition to my 2 marathons, I’m thinking I might do a half this month, a 10K in May, another half in June, and who knows what else!?