This weekend was far from normal. At points I would even bet that I drove my husband crazy. For more than 18 months I have been meeting other runners for early morning Saturday runs. For the last 18 weeks I would meet these 3 wonderful ladies and we would set off on an adventure in the trails for hours. So I should have been excited to “sleep in” this past Saturday morning ..right?? Well my eyes opened at 6:45am and the day was just an odd weird miss placed feeling all day long. I just felt out of sorts.
Last week I must have emailed close to 8 race directors trying to find a somewhat local 50 mile trail event. I did find two but just as you would think they were full. Some I never received a response from at all. Friday I found a 50k (thanks Wes) and emailed the race director to pose a crazy question of running his course for a 50 mile distance. Well I did hear back from him and he welcomed me to join his race. Told me that markers would be in place before the race and I could start at 5:30am two hours before all other runners. I think I completely lost Scott when I mentioned that we could just slee inthe car at the race site. This sounded perfect (to me) but…. I have been grounded. My husband and a dear friend helped me through this process. One - this race falls on Thanksgiving weekend. Two - I promised my family I would scale back on the miles and plan for something next year. My boys are concerned that I need to better address the stomach stuff and worry about me getting sick on these longer runs.
So with that said I am FINALLY going to LET IT GO. Can someone pass me a beer?
Today I have an appointment with a trainer at the Sports Club for a program assessment. This will be great and will get me focused and moving in the right direction again. I will also be adding some events to my sidebar on my blog screen so that I keep focused on future goals that have been set.
This girl will be more than ready come next season!! Now I just need to relax.