Thursday, June 18, 2009


As I filled in our club calendar today with marathon training runs, I thought about "Firsts". Admittedly, my first thought was that I felt queazy after visually documenting how many freaking super long runs I have coming and how I only have one more week to slack off. However, I've come to enjoy that feeling of having something to organize and prepare for. There was a first time for that and a realization that it wouldn't be my last. That's what got me thinking about FIRSTs...

For instance:
  • This year Kira, Lydia & Syndie will do their FIRST half marathon (PF Chang's)
  • Jodi will do her FIRST full marathon at the Tucson Marathon. If she runs her marathon like she does her half marthons—she will get her FIRST Boston Marathon qualifying time in her FIRST marathon!
  • Kim will do her second half marathon but her FIRST one in Tucson
  • Many of our members are running or run/walking on a regular basis for the FIRST time.
  • It's the FIRST time I ("e") am participating in a running event (Tucson Marathon) with the intention of getting a PR (I'm usually in it for the t-shirt!).
  • Although they may not realize it yet— many of our RC3 chicks will run their FIRST 5k or 10k.
  • We will probably have our FIRST track work out in the next week or two.
  • We're having our FIRST club meeting next week. It may be the FIRST time we will meet up without running clothes and bed head!
I'm sure the list of "Firsts" will grow as we go through our first year of organizing our club. But what I like about "Firsts" is that they almost always leads to seconds, thirds and so on.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely said "e"...I agree totally. There is a first time for everything, and no matter how old or experienced you are it can be quite nerve racking...but with friends and family anything is possible!