Running for Salinas

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It’s race weekend!

Man, that one came up fast!  Well, actually, how is it August?  πŸ˜›

It’s time to head on up to Salinas and meander my way through back roads enjoying the sites of crops, check another Mission off the list, and enjoy half marathon #27 in Steinbeck country.

My training has been ummm, a little absent this month.  With work going through a conversion, I tried but my running took a hit.   As did my sleeping.

So with that in mind, I have zero goals for this weekend other than to have a good time.  I plan to just go out there and enjoy the views and the course.   I know I will be slower than normal and that’s fine.  More time to enjoy the course, right?   I here there’s a great BBQ at the finish- I think I’ll finish just around the time a BBQ craving hits.  πŸ˜›

I am hoping this odd heat wave with mugginess breaks though.   The weather stalking has commenced and right now it’s looking like a warm morning.   I will be drinking lots of water.

What are you do this weekend?



12 thoughts on “Running for Salinas

  1. I agree, go slow and enjoy your time! πŸ™‚ I am struggling today, and trying not to let negative talk intrude! I had to remind myself that this time last year, I still hadn’t even run 4 miles before, I was only running 3 – 3.5, and so not only have I increased how far I can run, I have increased it over 100%! So… I’m getting there! But, most importantly, I am ready to kick my training into high gear for November!


  2. Good luck on your race! I’m hating the mugginess we’ve been experiencing lately. It sucks. In other news, I’m doing my first 15 mile long run tomorrow. That’ll be exciting and terrifying at the same time. LOL


  3. Going slower just means you’re getting your money’s worth πŸ˜‰ Or your free entry’s worth, in this case! I hope it’s not too gross weather-wise and that you have a great time!


  4. Best of luck in your race…it’s hard sometimes when work gets so crazy, it’s almost impossible to balance everything, so don’t set any hardcore goals and just go enjoy…and BBQ at the finish!


      1. they made you pay for the BBQ, hmmmm….hopefully you at least got a glass of wine or a beer! congrats on the race and another half in the books!


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