On to a lighter note, guess what was in my mailbox last night?!
My Boston 2 Big Sur training shirt! That really made my day! I was excited to put it on and go for a run but thought better. I don't think I should run right now considering the state of my head :( But I am sure this one is going to get some major use between now and April! I also contacted the race director yesterday for the Brazen New Year's 1/2 Marathon that I was registered for on Saturday and told him about my situation. He was very, very nice and agreed to let me move my entry to a new trail race on January 30, the Bear Creek Trail Half Marathon! That is one of the great things about doing local races. The race directors and organizers can really take care of their runners and I will say this race director has really earned my business! I am excited to see and possibly do a lot of the other local race series in the remainder of the year. Thanks Sam!
I also had a 10K in Palo Alto scheduled for New Year's Day. The race fee was minimal so I am going to just let that one go. It is also a race where 100% of the race fee goes to the local food bank so I don't feel right about trying to get it back. I will hopefully still be able to get a run in on NY Day since I haven't missed that tradition in almost five years. How about you, any of you participating in a local NY Day race?
I am finalizing my training plan for Boston this week and am getting excited to start it. I always relish the experience of making my training spreadsheet and then printing multiple copies to put up at my house and office. I love looking at what's ahead for the day or week and psyching myself up for the runs. I especially will need it come February when tax season starts full swing and I will be pulling 12+ hour days :(
I am almost finished with my Yak Trax review and will post that tomorrow. A little preview though, they were great! I really felt confident on my runs in the snow and ice. A very inexpensive way to stay safe during less than ideal running conditions. Oh, and how about that Charlie Sheen? Wow! I know this is a running blog, but come on how can I not mention that one! He never ceases to amaze!
Have a great Tuesday peeps!