And so it begins: The Sarahthon, Vol. 2

February 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm 1 comment


I noticed the other day that the Run-o-Cam was looking a little out of shape. He doesn’t have quite as much energy as he used to, he seemed less motivated, more distressed, and a little softer around the middle. After all, he hadn’t been running for several months now. (Has it really been that long?!) He swore he’d been thinking about it though.

“It’s such a shame,” I told Run-o-Cam, “We worked so hard last year.”

“And made so much progress, too,” he somberly replied.


Why, by June of last year, the Run-o-Cam and I were going for 6 mile runs, and then some — a major improvement from the nothing we’d been doing. We’d run 5Ks and 10Ks (okay, one 10K). We’d defied odds. We were well on our way to marathon fame and glory. Minus the fame and glory. But life interfered — as it is wont to do — and we made the difficult decision to defer the marathon until the following year. This year.

The Marine Corps Marathon is 8 months and 13 days away. Will we make it to the starting line? Will we make it to the finish? Will this be our year? God I hope so. Otherwise, I fear, we’ll simply resign ourselves to give up and focus on something less sadomasochistic. Like Sarahpalooza.


“Run-o-Cam,” I said today after an hour of Pilates (or Pirates! ARRRR!), “What do you say we get a taste of running today?”

“It’s a beautiful, warm, slightly overcast, gently breezy day — a rare meteorological gem in February — and we have less than 5 weeks until the Shamrock 5K,” Run-o-Cam replied, “I say HELLS YEAH!”

And so, the Sarahthon began again.



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jen A.  |  February 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    YAY!!! for (re-) starting the voyage of the Running Girl, with your trusty companion Run-o-Cam by your side! ARRRR!


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