To the left of this bridge is GOD'S COUNTRY, aka Arkansas.
On Friday (after my first run in 123 days) Chasen and I went to the Memphis In May Barbecue Cookoff with his new coworkers. I took the above photo as we walked among thousands on the riverbanks of the Mississippi River. Then we spent Saturday and part of Sunday back home in Arkansas. It's funny; I don't feel like I belong here in Collierville, TN, yet I now do not feel like I belong in Benton, AR. What I want is to get settled in Olive Branch, MS!
Upon returning we went for a walk/run. I brought back my Garmin with me. I am back in the game, you know! Ha. My strategy was to walk 3/4 of a mile and then run the remaining 1/4. I thought I'd do that twice. I ended up doing it three times. Then I added an extra .1 mile walk at the end to make it a 5K. My total time was 48:00.
So -- I have exciting news! I am going to participate in a race very, very soon! I am going to 3/4 and 1/4 my way through the Zoom Through The Zoo 4 Mile Race this Thursday at the Memphis Zoo. My goal is one hour. I think I can meet it. It'll be the slowest race in history (my history, that is) but my first 4 mile race (I smell a PR!) and certainly the most exciting race of 2008.
My "training plan" from now on is to run/walk every other day. I have intended for this to be my training plan for ages. No time like the present!