And it’s time to taper.
I did about 4.5 miles today, up lots and lots of hills (accidental – not planned at all). My race in on Saturday, and I intend to take off Thursday and Friday from running. I may swim or yoga before the race, just to feel loose, but no more running.
Until 13.1, that is.
When I was a kid, and I had something big going on, my mom would always ask me: Are you nervous or excited?
I think I’m a little bit of both. Nervous and excited. More excited than anything else. I look back over the last 10 or so weeks of training, and I’m proud. Somehow, I pulled it off. Work, baby, the rest of life. And I still found time to train. Sure I missed a run here or there, but more often than not, I completed my weekly goals. I did all of my long runs. I did speedwork about once a week, and I cross trained with yoga and swimming. Heck, I even did sit-ups. I trained the way I know that I should train to run a decent race. Sometimes I walked more than was ‘necessary;’ sometimes I tweeted through my workouts. But I know I committed as much as I realistically could’ve. I feel good about training. I can pat myself on the back and say, “You know what, no matter what happens on race day, you did well overall.” Here’s to hoping it pans out.
On that note, I was flipping through a back issue of Women’s Running and found some interesting running stats:
$2,320,000,000 <— Total amount spent on running shoes last year (Amount I spent: $0. I need new shoes).
6 out of 10 prefer to buy their shoes on the Internet; 1 out of 5 never purchase shoes online (I do a little of both).
Favorite color to wear while running: pink, black, purple, blue, green (I don’t have a favorite color to wear while running….).
80% of runners tie their hair up in a ponytail; 7% wear a baseball (I usually do a ponytail through a baseball hat. Booyah!).
Favorite race schwag items are: Medals. T-Shirts. Goodie Bags. (I definitely like a pretty piece of bling-bling).