- I have a fun 10K Valentine's Day race tomorrow that I am running with my cousin Sarah! It's her first 10K in over a year and she is going to rock it! 10K's are not my favorite distance, but my running this week has really picked up it's pace after last Sunday's disaster and I am hoping to knock off one of my goals for 2010 by doing a sub 45 10K. My legs have some miles on them already but I think if all goes well I can pull this one off. I really hate to go into a race with a specific time goal as I hate to brake my own heart, but I am going to give it a shot and see what I have in me. Maybe I can pull of another AG win like I did at the 5K in October?
- Saturday night the hubbs and I are going to celebrate Valentine's Day. I go to bed way too early on Sunday night to celebrate anything so moving it a day ahead is just fine in our books. My gift to him is usually I let him pick some fancy dinner he wants me to cook and I make it for him. Along with my chocolate soufflé it will be a nice evening. I think I might even allow myself a glass of wine! I have given up alcohol until Boston with two exceptions, Valentine's Day and my little sisters 21st birthday. You still gotta have fun while marathon training :)
- Sunday morning I have a 20 miler on the books. I am actually looking forward to this run as I haven't ran 20 miles or farther since last November. I love the feeling you get when you finish those long runs and I am hoping to work on a little speed in the middle of it all. The hubbs will be my running sherpa and I am going to scout out a new path today as I am just done with my usual routes - gotta mix it up!
And you are all commented on how much my little sister and I look alike! Yes, it's true, we are the spitting images of one another. She is my BFF and really enjoy hanging with her. She is 9 years younger than me and we are finally enjoying our relationship more and more as she matures in to a really awesome person. She is studying to be a nurse (she is to smart for that and should go on to medical school in my opinion) and I couldn't be more proud. I'll leave you with another couple of pics from the only two races she ever ran with me. For awhile there I was trying to get her to love running as much as me so I could have a buddy. Alas, it didn't stick but I am left with some fun memories of our races together.
After the Lake Tahoe Marathon - I ran the marathon and she did the 10K and came in first place for her AG!
After the Disneyland 1/2 marathon - she was so beat up but finished :)
To all you peeps racing this weekend, Sarah and Tall Mom with her Million Inch Run, and good luck and to all you tackling your long runs especially the RedHead and B.o.B., you're gonna rock them!
Happy Friday and Happy Running Peeps!
P.S. Go on over to Marcia's blog and check out her cool giveaway for Indigo Wild - very fun products!!