What a fantastic weekend. Not only was the overnight visit from my brother and his family so much fun but Scott and I also were able to make it to the mountains for an overnight stay. Friday was a blast and we set around the dinning room table until 10pm laughing so hard we were crying with tears. The stories were just priceless and the time zoomed by.
Saturday Scott and I arrived at the mountain house around 3pm and within an hour we had a fire going and were settling in with a good game of cards. We enjoyed having cheese and crackers with a glass of wine late in the afternoon and just pretty much vegged. It was so nice and relaxing. When it was time for bed we pulled back the sheets to reveal a HUGE spider. I am no fan of spiders and by the time Scott convinced me that there were no more I was major tense. I could not relax and the result is a painful knot in my shoulder. With a race this weekend I will have to address this fast and make it vanish. Last night I took a sleep aid and now I can barely keep my eyes open. Seriously I would give a $100 to take a nap right now!! Today at lunch I did squeeze in a 30 minute massage and did receive a little pain relief. Tomorrow will be much better.
So at the advice of the massage therapist I will run my scheduled 4 miles today. Then tomorrow will bring 12 miles and Wednesday will be 8 miles. This will be it until the 50k in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday. Looking so forward to running somewhere new. Since this is being used as a training run rather than a race I am going to try and really enjoy the event. Focus is time on feet and that is what this girl plans on doing.