Saturday, September 19, 2009

East Atlanta Strut 5k

Today we decided to put some of our marathon training to the test! We signed up for the East Atlanta Strut 5k a few weeks ago because a few friends had recommended it. I have only done a few 5k's before, and this was Dave's first! We were both pretty excited till we drove through the course last week...holy hills!!

Well it really wasn't the end of the world for Dave, who has been training outside and taking a route with some nice hills on it. I on the other hand have been rocking the treadmill after work and usually only run outside on our long runs on the weekend. So needless to say I was a little nervous about our endeavor.

Immediately out of the gate Dave left myself and my friend Amy behind! We ran together for almost 2 miles, when i had to taper off because a very large hill. I guess in the end Amy caught up with Dave and beat him by 2 seconds...haha! I kept trucking and came in around 2 minutes after Amy and Dave.

We were also really lucky - it poured all the way to the race, stopped while we ran, and poured all the way home. All in all it was really fun, Dave was wondering what the next one will be! I think that we will look into a 10k in the area. Any suggestions?

Amy Atteberry - 28:21 - 129/340
David Tubbs Jr. - 28:23 - 132/340
Rebecca Winder - 30:18 - 165/340
Jess Zmuda - 36:28 - 272/320

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting Closer!

So we are less than a month from our wedding date and we are both really excited. We can't wait to see all our friends and family, but are sad some people won't be able to come...stupid recession.

Added into all the preparations, Dave and I have decided to start training for a marathon. We've conned a few of our friends to join us as well. We chose a marathon which was a little further away on the calendar, so that we all could get into better shape. So far the training has been going really well. We just completed our 6th week and not only do we feel great, we look it too!

We've also cut out a lot of drinking, which has been great on the body and the budget. Can't get up and do a long run hungover!!

If you want to join us in this challenge - we've set up a site with blogs, discussions, and a training program!

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