Thursday, October 31, 2013

Countdown to race day

I only have two days until the 1/2 marathon. Two days. 

I have been a slacker. I managed to get in all my long runs, but with a trip across the country and being generally busy with other things and house hunting, training has been virtually nonexistent. I did run a 5k last weekend with my friends. 

Running in costume is a whole different kind of experience. You remember how I told you that when I run, I morph into a Mean Girl? Well, when I run in a mask, I apparently can't stop smiling. I mentioned that about halfway through the race, because I felt myself smiling. I don't even know how that happened, but I've considered masking up every time. That wouldn't be weird, would it? 

So the half is on Saturday and I realize it's sort of pointless to worry too much about my lack of training. I might fit an easy run into my schedule before Saturday morning, but no promises. 

No matter how this goes, I am already looking ahead to some future racing. Setting some goals for a couple more 1/2s in the next year, and maybe just maybe one more longer race. I ran a marathon two years ago, and swore up and down that I'd never do it again. But I flew home with some Marine Corps Marathon finishers on Sunday and might maybe have caught a bug. I'll keep you posted. 

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