Starting the Cherry Blossom 10 miler Training Plan

2013CherryBlossom10MileLogo4EmailI mentioned a few weeks back that I was fortunate enough to make it through the lottery for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler.  One of the really excellent things about this (in addition to getting to run it,) is the fact that they will give you a free training plan.  All you have to do is sign up for the Beginner, Intermediate or Expert level.

I went for the intermediate, as that seems to fit with where I was (As opposed to where I wish I was) the best.  Today’s run was listed as a 2-4 miles, so 3 miles seemed the obvious choice!  It was on a treadmill, so it was fairly dull.

Walking_Dead_Season_3_Official_PosterThere is good news associated with today’s treadmill run however!  I looked over the recommendations people have made regarding shows to watch and watched the first episode of “The Walking Dead.”  Granted it was a bit slow to start (like the first episode of any series), but also had a good base to grow from. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s run so I can see if he gets to Atlanta and finds Lori and Carl (his wife and child) – no spoilers please.  I also want to say thank you to all of you that made recommendations for me!

The running is feeling fine as far as hernia pain is concerned.  I do still have some residual pain – but it seems to be the side that I didn’t have my surgery on, over the other side now.  I have known for several years I would eventually need surgery on that side as well, so while its annoying – it isn’t surprising.  The other side seems to be doing much better, which leads me to believe I didn’t rip it out.

I am VERY thankful for this.

Some great running-clothes purchases this weekend, will post pictures later.  But I suggest going to check out old navy and see if they have bright orange running tops on sale for a few bucks near you!



I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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9 comments on “Starting the Cherry Blossom 10 miler Training Plan
  1. Have fun training for the race AND enjoy “The Walking Dead”! I’m a huge zombie fan and I must say this show continues to be one of the best zombie flicks I have ever seen. In fact, that tank scene at the end of episode one still freaks me out.

  2. It sucks that I won’t be at the Cherry Blossom this year! I volunteered last year and got a guaranteed entry into the race, and registered for another race on the same date 😦

    I’m glad your running is coming along, and thanks for the tip about the running gear 🙂

    • Robinson says:

      😦 Whatcha running instead? Do they allow deferments until next year?

      I’m totally about spending as little money as possible! 🙂

      • i’ll be doing the April fool’s half marathon in Atlantic City. i don’t know about the deferments for registered runners, but the guaranteed registration slot i have can’t be deferred. 😦

  3. Mariajose says:

    The walking dead is freaking AMAZING!!! I can’t wait for the new season to come out!
    As for the running! I envy you! Telling you how much I’d love to be running that race just wouldn’t show you enough! One day, one day! & I always pick intermediate, I feel like I can’t run to win, but I can run.

    • Robinson says:

      I’m super excited, I have always wanted to see the Cherry Blossom Festival -but living in NY it just wasn’t in the cards..

      But now that I live 20 miles away? AND got picked in the lottery? I am SOOOO excited.

      • Mariajose says:

        Lucky you! I hope to see a race recap so that it can motivate me to drive for hours next year just to do it haha

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