Ever feel like you are going a hundred miles an hour and still getting nothing done? That’s how I have felt these last few weeks. There has been so much that has been happening since I last posted. By the way, that was 22 days ago…oops!
Harley is not impressed with all the shenanigans that have been going on.
First, I have been running like CRAZY! My half marathon is in 2 days, and I cannot be more stoked. I honestly did not think that I would stick to my training plan as well as I have. I used the Hal Higdon half marathon novice plan and I loved it. It incorporated running as well as weights and cross training so I never got bored and I really felt like I was becoming a more well-rounded runner. I usually suffer from shin splints and this time around, I was able to do my long runs without pain, which is huge for me! I attribute it to more cross training and strengthening the “non-running” muscles.
The weather has been great for running lately. Not too rainy, not too warm, not too cold. Lets just keep it up for race day! Can I put in a shout out to the running gods…No rain…for realsies, no rain!
I went to Mayo Clinic for a tobacco abuse symposium and got great information. It totally made my presentation I am doing next weekend come together. I met lots of great people there and even managed to stay on my training plan. What more can you ask for right? Hopefully after the race this weekend, I can get that presentation finished up and finally be done with that. I am going to start having tobacco related dreams if I am not careful!! I see someone smoking and I have to fight the urge to run up to them and say “You should stop smoking…I have a presentation for you”. Annoying, I know right!?!
Well, today is a day of errands, cleaning and general laziness. No running until race day, so of course, that’s all I want to do!!