This morning started early for me (at least for a Sunday), I met my boss at Wal-Mart to finish up some Christmas preparations. Does it freak anyone else out how close it is getting to December 25? After lunch and running some errands, I was home and feeling very Slacker-like.
I knew I needed to get in some miles for the Pile on the Miles Challenge, but I wasn’t feeling it. I was sitting on the floor (surprisingly comfy) and getting ready to scrapbook the last 2 races. That could potentially take a while, so I could substitute that for running right? I was also checking Twitter, and I saw this tweet-
If this guy is flying from San Antonio to Las Vegas to run 2 marathons today, I can get off my ass and get in a few miles. So I changed and set out for a quick 3 miles. My calves
were are really stiff and my stomach was not the happiest so they were not fast miles. I felt a little better at the first turn around point and added another mile. The up hills felt ok and the down hills were uncomfortable. Anyone remember before they started running and they naively thought down hills would be the best part? Ha! I made back the house at 4.4 miles. They were slow, they were stiff but they were better than sitting on my backside.
After stretching and showering and trying to massage the stubborn knot out of my left calf, I did retreat to the Comfy Chair to put my feet up. I also checked out the Spooner’s Cove race website. Official times and photos are up from yesterday, 1:06:50. As I mentioned before, it was my mom’s first race. And what does she manage to do on her first race? She places 1st in her age group! Guess we should have stuck around a little longer after finishing, oops. Most people try for years to age group place and she does it right out of the gate!
Both photos- coastaltrailruns.com
Back to the Pile on the Miles challenge, I am on track for the month but was a little behind on last weeks goal. My goal is to hit the gym tomorrow and Tuesday after work. Fingers crossed, I follow through. 🙂 I have a late meeting on Wednesday, so that can be a rest day.
Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend! The posts are coming in, you all did amazing!!!
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