January 30, 2009

Shamrock Shuffle Registration Closed

Well, the registration for the Shamrock Shuffle is officially closed because they have reached capacity (32,500 runners). Getting this email yesterday make me get a little nauseous. I knew it would sell out and had to register early to make sure I got a spot, but now I secretly (or not so secretly since I just put it out on the blogosphere) wish I "forgot" to register and didnt get in.

Derek over at Hirlpoo commented on my situation, (which appears to be his situation too)... I ran a marathon, how hard could an 8K be? Way harder than you would think! I know alot of the issue is mental and I should have a "can do" attitude. But I also am having a hard time grasping how I will get training into my schedule. Im still trying to figure out how to fit showering into my new life as a mom. Now I have to exercise? And I assume if I am exercising I'm going to have to take a shower, so now I need to fit in a run and a shower?

My training starts next week - Monday is a rest day (thank goodness) but Tuesday I have to do 2 miles. Considering that 2 miles was about all I could manage during my 5K, at a walk-run 11+ pace, I'm assuming I need to allocate about 30 minutes for those 2 miles. I'm working on planning a route that starts and stops at my house, and hoping the Chicago weather cooperates.

I remember during Marathon training how I could not sleep the night before a long run, a combination of excitement, stress and my long-term battle with insomnia. Now I have to suffer sleepless nights over a 2 mile run? Sheesh. You'd think I was planning on climbing K2, not training for an 8K. (Talk about turning a mole-hill into a mountain!)


Sarah said...

It is hard to fit in running with kids. I have found that the older that they get, the easier it is. Mine are 2 and 5 now. I have a treadmill in the basement and if I am desperate, I will set them up with play-doh and hop on the treadmill. I also have a double jogger. But, I can only do long runs when they are home with Daddy.
Good luck!!!!!

Jess said...

I'm sure it's hard to find the time, but you'll do fine in the race. And I hear the Shuffle is really fun!

meanjean said...

I wish I could be there to Shuffle with you! Its not going to be SUPER easy--but I know you can do it. Even if you have to do a run/walk plan...I bet you'll manage to beat me even in your baby-mama state!