I haven’t run in 8 days. I got busy with Thanksgiving plans, then I got sick… so I’m resting to get feeling healthy for this weekend.
What’s this weekend? The Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon with Team Challenge!
Truthfully, it’s not feeling very “real” right now. For some reason it just isn’t clicking that this coming Sunday I’ll be spending many hours out on a half marathon course: the full 4 hours for the course time limit, plus some time before the race starts as well as some time at the post-race festivities. Plus I have coaching meetings, the expo, a tweet-up, a pasta party & team meeting to attend on Saturday. It’s a lot of stuff on my calendar, yet none of it feels “real”. It’s like some distant event that is penciled in my schedule. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but I feel like I’m living in a fog right now.
Truthfully, I’m really excited to get PAST this weekend. So then I can spend some time on ME. Yes, that sounds selfish, but some of it is so I can focus on: Christmas shopping for my family and making plans for Christmas vacation and watching holiday movies with my husband and possibly baking some cookies and going on runs for myself without any time or distance goals.
I didn’t do an official 5K on Thanksgiving, and I didn’t even cover a 5K distance all in one go. But I did take my dog on 3 walks that day, so my distance added up to a 5K, so I’m calling that my “Feed the Turkey” distance.
It’s a good thing that we got those walks in on Thanksgiving, because Jade has decided to be stubborn in the days since then… she won’t walk. I don’t know if it’s due to the cold or the fact that she slipped on some ice and got a little scared or if she’s just being a brat, but I have to drag her out the door, then we’ll walk a little ways and she’ll sit her butt down and dig in to where I’d have to drag her around the neighborhood if I wanted to make any progress. And she looks so sad when she does that, most of the time I give in and turnaround for home. I admit, I’m cold too so I’d rather not spend my time fighting a puppy. (Who, by the way, turned 6-months-old this past weekend. She’s getting so big!)
So for the rest of this week, I’m “getting through”. Hopefully it’s a little easier to breathe and relax on the other side!