I nearly forget to tell you – I spontaneously signed up for a race! It’s a 4-miler (which I’ve never done) and is next Saturday.
I’ve been having trouble with my “running MOJO” and, among other motivating tricks, I knew the best thing I could do for myself was sign up for a race!
Per my race-ready suggestions on the How To Get Your Game Face On post, I carefully studied the race map online, and I noticed several things.
First of all, I’m pretty sure the race starts at a slight up-hill, switches to a downhill (sweet), switches back to an uphill, and then finishes strong downhill. Awesome! Due to these conditions, my goal is to finish under 35:00 – I’m going to try to run it fast!
Secondly, there is only ONE water stop – FAIL. This means I’ll definitely be carrying my own water bottle on the course.
Check out my other race-related posts:
- Is it OK to Transfer a Bib Number? Or Bandit a Race?
- How to be the World’s Best Spectator
- Running in Hot Weather
- How to Set Race Goals (and Not Drive Yourself Crazy)
- How to Get Over Workout Embarrassment
- How to Not Hate Your Long Workouts
- How I Recover Quickly
Time for breakfast!
I actually created this mix and stuck the whole thing in the fridge last night. My brother-in-law was sleeping on the couch, and I didn’t want to disturb him.
Nothing like a cold bowl of yogurt + raw oatmeal on a hot day!
My mix contained:
- 1 serving Trader Joe’s Honey Greek Yogurt
- Blackberries and blueberries
- TJ’s Sesame Honey Almonds (so good)
- 1/2 cup raw oatmeal
Gotta jet! I’ve got a lot of book-launch related tasks to wrap up, and then I’m going to try to squeeze in a run before I show Nick around town!
PS – YES! The Operation Beautiful book drops on August 3. PLEASE pre-order your copy and help show the world how strong and big the movement to end negative self-talk is! Check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Indie Bound… It’s less than $12 a book!
How do you prepare yourself for a race? Do you drive or run the course? Study the website? Scour the Internet for course reviews? Or do you like to show up and be surprised?
Is your book available in the UK as well?
And yeah, raw oatmeal and yoghurt rocks