Laundry (lots of it), organized the pantry (after going to Wally mart to purchase a whole whack of cool containers), washed the floors, vacuumed. I cleaned the kitchen, bathroom and organized my clothes...I purged, purged, purged... after all spring is in the air!
Guess what I didn't do today?
I had my mind set on doing 8k this weekend, but alas..I did not.
Tuesday night is my 'cut off'. I must put in a big run before then. Why before Tuesday do you ask? Well because it's TAPER WEEK..that's why! Only teeny runs for me... in an attempt to 'save myself' for the big day.
That's right! This Saturday is the day of the big race. I'm kind of excited..because I bought a cool new pair of running pants from Lululemons new 'running' line. Yes...I even bought a new shirt and a jacket... I was only a wee bit sad that I didn't spend the $300 on new shoes or a purse...or something new and trendy to wear to work... but just a wee bit...I'm actually excited about my new pants (how sad is that?) Anyways..I kid...donning my new clothes is not the only reason I'm excited... I'm excited simply because the day is finally near! I'm excited to try this gig out... I'm also excited that once this training thing is over I can run when "I" want too..not because I have too...and I WILL... seriously.
|Me and my new pants...lol..well they are my pants...|
I'm thinking now of my running buddy Shirley... and how she's signed up for several more races after this one..including a half in San Diego... and I'm thinking about my friends Dawn and Don who will both be running the Boston Marathon here in April..and I'm thinking...woo hooo..way to go guys.. I'm going to get some popcorn and watch you..because I'm so proud of you... even if you're crazy.
|All of this sounds so exciting...no?|
Ok....so I've been told (by both Dawn and Shirley) that after I hit the finish line on Saturday I will become instantly crazy like them and sign up for a bunch of races...uhmmm no. HOWEVER, if they told me two months ago I'd actually come to enjoy running..I'd think they were nuts... but I do! They were right... how weird is that?
|My Buddy Don..who might kill me for using his pic..but I'll buy him a beer and all will be forgiven right?|
Well I'm going to go ice my knee (which for some reason is throbbing today)..and drink a hot chocolate...(sugar free thank you very much)..and read my newest copy of O magazine.... while I think about running... that's good right? Thinking about running is almost the same?
I will be back next Sunday...post race! I need luck! Keep your fingers crossed for me!