Aug 9, 2010

Home Town Advantage.

This summer in Amer.ica has been wonderful. I'm getting enough sleep, speaking my own language, and gorging on diet coke. It's good goal-making time since I feel like I'm in a saner state of mind here than in everyday crazy/unpredictable/illogical Chi.na.

Well, these 8 hours of nightly sleep in an air conditioned home have caught up to me and made me do crazy things...

I just signed up (mentally - website's down, no surprise, though - c'est la Chi.na), for THIS:


Day one of training starts tomorrow - I'll post my calendar of training and excitement and joy once I figure out how to make a calendar to post online.

The plan is to be there toeing the line on November 14th for my 6th half marathon - first one in 2 years.


Big Sur International 21 Miler - April, 2008


I figure...why not? Right? It's in Hangzhou so there's no excuse not to do it. It's the best time to make a decision like this; when I'm rested, content, and my belly's full of momma's cookin'. Six weeks into training I'll be kicking myself, these days of comfort a distant memory...but no turning back.

Hangzhou Half Marathon - I'll be seein' you in 14 weeks.
Hope you're ready for a big redhead.

Walk slow. xoxo.

3 comments:

agapelife said...

I'm impressed by your goal making! Can't wait to hear about your training!

Lizzie Brown said...

I suck at running. I get so bored. What's your secret?

Ke Xiao Mei said...

liz, I suck at running, too. I update my playlist like every week so I always have new music. And I do the Jeff Galloway method which is alternating running/walking. I can't just run - I've come to terms that I'm not a runner and don't really want to be one, but the running/walking is totally do-able. For races I usually end up at a 10 minute run, 1 minute walk. right now I'm at 4 minute run, 1 minute walk cuz I'm totally out of shape.