And itâ€™s time to taper.
I did about 4.5 miles today, up lots and lots of hills (accidental â€“ 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 Iâ€™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 Iâ€™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 â€˜necessary;â€™ sometimes I tweeted through my workouts. But I know I committed as much as I realistically couldâ€™ve. I feel good about training. I can pat myself on the back and say, â€œYou know what, no matter what happens on race day, you did well overall.â€ Hereâ€™s to hoping it pans out.
On that note, I was flipping through a back issue of Womenâ€™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 donâ€™t have a favorite color to wear while runningâ€¦.).
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).