PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
Hi, guys. This has been quite a day! Ran 7 this morning because I had to go to a happy hour, get the court, finish court, get to work, attend an impromptu meeting (bad news everywhere), head to the allergist, get my shot, remembered I had no $ for the parking at the happy hour, bank is closed, get home, cat has an eye close, trustee calls me for an emergency hearing on the phone, and I just finished. I cannot wait til I start my vacation!
Hope everybody is doing well.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: RnR Country Music Half Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Hi all. Supposed to do an easy 3 miles but we'll see if it happens. Ds is down and out today. Woke up up around 4:00 a.m. with a fever. He's been home and wanting cuddles. I have sucked up my fear of getting sick and been the mom he needs. It's been hard though. I can practically see the germs swirling around him. Saturday afternoon ... that's all I have to make it through. If I'm sick Sunday, so be it, but please, please, please not sooner. Elementary schools ... germ breeding grounds. Ack.
I got my marathon plan from my coach. She spelled out everything from Thursday through Saturday and included when I should carbo load, have a snack, and spend time visualizing and what to visualize and yes, also included instructions for an ice bath after. She'll be on vacation during my race but wants me to call her after anyway so she can hear how I did. I love my coach.
Julia - Good job on your run today. Yeah, I can see how seeing military running in that area would tend to make one push a little harder. I find my smartphone takes only okay photo's. I'm debating taking a real camera on my marathon with me as scenery is supposed to be spectacular. But do I want to carry it is the question? Are the photo's worth it?
Swift - Have fun at your group run!
Jackdyl - I'm impressed you made it without looking at your watch. I'm so bad at that.
Scott - So was it your mind or body that "accidentally" forgot to pack your shoes? Which wanted that SRD today? Maybe you could wrap the purple dot around your foot for a makeshift shoe?
RVD - Hmm, you and Scott, SRD doesn't mean running.. Ha ha! Yeah, those are pretty minimal shoes. My feet would hate me.
SIAR - Great job on your run today. Do your legs ever slow down? How do you not eat too many cookies? I'm impressed and wish I had that kind of resolve. But no, I like cookies and nacho's. Guess what I can skip over? Ice cream. It's good but not a vice. Drives me nuts there are so many healthier ice cream options than there are cookie and nacho options. So not fair.
CC - Glad you are healing up nicely. Overall, I'd say your accident didn't put you out of commission for all that long. Awesome.
Damaris - Cross-posted. Tell your day to slow down already!
All in for Boston
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin
I skipped the double. I wouldn't have finished until 9pm-ish and given that I'm doing a medium run bright and early tomorrow, that's cutting it too close... One of my potential race day singlets arrived in the mail and it wasn't what I thought it would be either. So, back to the drawing board.
Julia - Ugh. Sorry about the key mix up. I think we need double of everything we swap back and forth between running clothes and purses/billfolds. Okay, fess up time. I got pulled over a little while ago for not seeing a median on a dark and rainy night. Well, I saw it when we went 4x'ng in the vehicle. Yeah, dumb move on my part. Of course, a cop car was right behind me when I did it. Sure enough, red and blue lights flashed. I pulled over and when he asked for my license ... I didn't have it. It was in my running pocket. Oops. I had to drive to my running spot and didn't want to take my purse! Fortunately, he was a nice guy and gave me warnings for both mishaps. Anyway, I think I need two licenses now. One for running clothes and one for my purse. I feel I must mention the last time I was pulled over I was in high school and had a headlight out. I don't get pulled over on a regular basis. lol
SIAR - My positive thought for you is no injury when your legs speed up but rather, a new marathon PR!
Pressing, You got sooooo lucky! And, that's a very nice cop. I was just thinking about having duplicates of everything yesterday. I think I'm just switching back and forth between too many things right now.
I'll have to catch up on personals tomorrow. The 6 mile group run was fun, then we hung out for a while for beers and food. Ha, the people at the store actually gave some of us some food to take home (it was from Publix, sponsor of the Georgia Marathon), after we finally finished off the keg an hour or more after they actually close (no worries, I did not drive home!). Right quad is feeling a little odd, just a bit tight, but seemed to loosen up during the run.
PRs: 5K: 22:31, 10K:46:43, 15K: 1:10:35, HM: 1:42:49, M: 3:38:20