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My Half Marathon is Almost Here

Well, I’m leaving on a jet plane.  I’m unsure if I’ll come back again.

My half marathon is Sunday.  This week I’ve had a pinched nerve and my lower back hurt so bad my nickname became “Icy-Hot.”  (Icy- Hot patches are incredibly hard to put on your back by yourself while sitting in your car in front of CVS by the way.)  (But the CVS checker didn’t seem to be the type who’d do it for me.)

I have very simple goals in three different levels.

Level 1 = Do not get picked up by the sweeper van (this van picks up people going too slow to make the time cut off)

Level 2 = run 7 miles straight then walk and run until someone yells “You’ve crossed the finish line”

Level 3 = Win $1 million in quarters from a slot machine

I’m still thinking about the last one.  I only have a carry on and that cost me $30 with Allegiant Air.  I’m unsure I’ll be able to carry that many quarters home.  I may just buy a new pair of shoes instead.  It’s hard to know at this point.

I’m a little nervous, but I’m fairly confident I can achieve goals one and two.  My biggest problem with running is boredom.

I’m thinking of downloading a movie to my phone to listen to while I run.  Suggestions?


  1. livrancourt says:

    Why exactly are you doing a half-marathon if you’ve got a pinched nerve, Madame Icy Hot? I mean. OWIE!

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Stubbornness in all honesty. I’m actually doing way better and I figure I can walk if I have to. And they give out shiny medals

      1. livrancourt says:

        Shiny medals FTW!!! Run fast, and have fun 🙂

  2. Desiree says:

    It started snowing this morning. Is it too late to sign up, train for and run the marathon with you? Are there palm trees involved? As far as movie goes, any movie that makes you laugh your head off should be good to help you forget you are running, like Best in Show, unless you stop to watch and get picked up by the sweeper van.

  3. le0pard13 says:

    Best to you with this, Marianne!

  4. Smplefy says:

    Have as much fun as you possibly can without getting picked up by Metro. Plan your meals carefully that day, the late night long run some times messes people up.

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