Speaking of which, I have had a pretty decent recovery week as far as running is concerned. Monday was hell, couldn't squat down or bend my knees to save my life. But Tuesday's recovery run went well, as did my run on Wednesday. Wednesday I tackeled 5 miles and felt awesome. I ran for about 38 mins on the treadmill, but I honestly didn't keep track. I am in full recovery mode peeps!
Yesterday's run was even better. I actually
I have a new confession and a warning for all my fellow runners out there. I have now become obsessed with checking my bank account and the B.A.A.'s entry list every couple of hours of every single day! I have already booked my hotel and flight for Boston, but still haven't heard if I am "in." They say that they notify you by email that your in, but the other indication is that the pending of $130 being ripped from your bank account actually goes through and is taken out upon approval. They gave me a confirmation number, but are still in the process of verifying my time. A little birdy told me that she got her confirmation within a few days just recently, and although the B.A.A.'s notice said it could take up to five weeks to get a response, I am holding out that Jill is right and I will hear sooner (seeing how I have forked out some serious cash already!! First class ain't cheap people!!)
And now, onto the warning part of this post - which I am sure you are all dying to know what the heck it is!! The warning is that the obsession with making it to Boston does not stop once you have qualified! My new obsession with Boston is that I make it "in" to do April 19, 2010's Boston Marathon!!! I am seriously checking constantly. And I am one obsessed second away from calling the number at the bottom of my confirmation sheet to see what the hold up is!! (I guess that can wait 'till Monday - it would have only been a week). So between client meets, urgent emails, actual work and of course blog reading, I am crusing over to the B.A.A.'s website and my bank account website to see if my name is on the list yet or that "pending" has turned into a charge. Ugh! The wait is hard! And to top it off, I have read more than a few blogs and runnersworld.com articles to know that the word on the street is that Boston is filling up fast! One blogger even said she thought it would be filled by the end of this week! Yikes!!! This does not bode well with an OCD Type A personality planner!! A million questions have arose in my head! Am I in because I got mine in sooner? Or am I on the fence because the cowpoke town I ran in doesn't see how important it is to post this info fast!!! Oh, the questions!!
But for now though, I am glad it's Friday. I have no control over any of that. I did the work, and now have to sit back. You would be pleased to know I did buy travel insurance (I am a tax accountant and financial planner sillies) so if worst comes to worst, I can cancel and get my money back and be ready for 2011. I am going to enjoy cleaning my house, a weekend of not racing (it's been 5 weekends in a row) and enjoying my time at home. Enjoy your weekend peeps!