i was just saying i needed a race to plan for. i've got some small things in the works. i need a reason to get out there and run (because apparently, my motivation is totally linked with shelling out registration money. go figure...)
at the 10K last month, just before the start, i bumped into a woman i know who i hadn't seen in about a year. quick, idle, before race chatter. and that was the last i saw of her.
until the end.
she must have finished about 40 minutes ahead of me. but as i approached the final 1/4 mile, there she was. "can i run with you to the finish?" and i was inspired. and moved. and tearful.
post race conversation was minimal (due to a lot of emotion on my part.) and in my finisher's euphoria i mentioned that i was really planning on a 1/2 for the fall. i have really not said this aloud to many people.
and that was it. and then. an email. some questions. my responses. and then.
there is someone else who is going to run this race with me. someone who is a better runner than i. oh, and did i mention her husband is in, too? two runners. counting on me. pushing me.
and so, my 1/2 marathon. in november. count me in!