Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Ok, as we are wont to do, Melissa and I have come up with yet another crazy idea. We were looking through Runner's World and we saw an ad for the Athens marathon run on the original course. We both instantly said, "How cool would THAT be?"

For those of you who don't know, Melissa and I used to be very avid runners (Melissa more so than I) and then life intervened and we stopped running for a significant period of time. And our weight crept up, and our energy levels sagged, and we sighed a little sigh of envy every time we passed a runner in our neighborhood.

Fast forward to November, 2009 - we made a pact to get back in the gym and back in shape. And, slowly but surely, we've been working in that direction. Most recently, we completed the Women's Half Marathon in Nashville, TN with a finish time of 2:29:04. Yes, we took walk breaks, but we finished.

Our next big race is the Outer Banks Half Marathon (http://www.obxmarathon.org/site3.aspx) on November 14, 2010. I've signed up for the Disney Marathon on January 9, 2011 and Melissa hasn't decided what her next race will be beyond that. I'll let her tell you about it.

And here we are just before a VERY tough ten-mile run on October 10, 2010. Once again, though, we finished!

Big Fat Greek Marathon Fund: $0
Goal: Unknown (they send out information in February)
Days until our next race: 19

Happy Training!



  1. I am sooooo excited! Now we need a big Parthenon Piggy Bank to put our money for the fund into!

  2. I think running in Athens would be so cool Terri.

    I had a niece who ran a half at Walt Disney World. She loved it so I bet a marathon there would be great too!