I signed up for the Vancouver in 2007. Wound up with tendonitis and had to stop training a month before.
I suffered a hellish foot break a few months later and was unable to run for the next year.
I signed up for the R&R Seattle half in June of 2009. I trained. I worked my butt off. I had to deal with remnants of the foot injury. I knew I was going to be slow, but was resigned to finish even if I had to crawl. But I didn’t even start. I had food poisoning the night before and was empty and dehydrated and couldn’t start.
I’m going to leave this one on my list, but I’m pushing it down in priority as I’ve now fallen in love with cycling. I tried a 4 mile run last week as a possible start for half marathon training and didn’t enjoy more than a minute of it. I’d much rather be on my bike and not dreading workouts.
From Cooking Light
Escarole with Bacon and White Beans
2 bacon slices, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
6 cups chopped escarole (about 2 [8-ounce] heads)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add escarole, and cook for 2 minutes or until escarole wilts, stirring frequently. Add sugar, salt, pepper, and chicken broth; cook 15 minutes or until escarole is tender, stirring occasionally. Add beans; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with bacon.
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Registration: BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon – U.S. & Foreign Entries
Purchase Date: 01/30/07
Category: Half Marathon
Event Date: 05/06/07
Name: Julie F(isticuffs)
Oh shit. I gave them money and everything!