I'm thinking that if I keep revving myself up from now until Sunday I won't dread the race as much! So, CIM HERE I COME!! I was going with, "I'm just not going to think about it," to "I will just focus on the bloggy meet-up." But now I realize that if I want to enjoy it at all I need to get out of my head and go full force! So I am excited to see my fam in Sacramento and all the peeps, but I am finally excited to get the race done! 3 marathon's in 90 days is a big accomplishment and I am going to run with that! It is going to mother f-ing cold at the start, that is my biggest fear right now. But I can't control the weather; I can only control how I think about it and prep for it. So my race outfit is all picked out and I am ready to freeze my bottie off!
I ran an easy five miler last night to get out of my head and enjoy the run. I have to say it was one of the nicest runs I have had in a while. I didn't take my garmin - I know shocking! And it was nice to not be a slave to it. I ended up with a decent time I guess. I used the clock in the kitchen as my base time and ran my standard five mile loop.
5 miles 43 mins (kitchen clock time) 8:35/mi pace
Not too shabby. I also got to meet up with a good friend from college last night for dinner. We went to one of my fav restaurants in the area called Max's. Their motto is, "This is a bad place for a diet. This is a great place for a diet." Everything is huge, from the burgers, pasta plates and the deserts. I had a big stuffed baked potato with ground turkey, sautéed spinach and caramelized onions. Yumo! And great for the carbo loading! It was so nice to catch up with my good friend Melissa. There is just something about hanging with peeps who knew you "way back when." :)
I don't think that there is a way to follow any runners online Sunday. And I don't think I will get to blog until Monday. It is a two hour drive back from Sac for me, and I don't do so well after sitting in the car for two hours after a marathon. :) But I will be tweeting right away and also updating my FB. If you want to follow my tweets I am SJRedGirl and email me for my FB name and we can be friends and get your updates that way.
Have an awesome Friday peeps. Thank you to all of you who have been so encouraging all week while I sat on my pity-pot and fretted about CIM. You are all awesome! Good luck to all the peeps racing this weekend : Aron, Amy, Danica, Amanda and Bobbi. You girls are gonna rock it. I see some BQ's in the very near future for a couple of you! ;) And to all the peeps I might have missed or who are doing long runs and training runs, good luck!
Happy Running! And TGIF, baby!!!