OK, maybe it was just purgatory. Last night I hit the treadmill at 8:30pm for a 10 mile run. I watched “27 Dresses” while I ran. I purposely ran it slow so I could actually watch the movie, so I ended up averaging a 10:30 pace. After I got done, I could not settle down. It was midnight before I could even try to sleep and sometime after 1 when I finally dozed off, only to be woken by Shoo. I think running after the kids go to bed will only be a last resort in the future. Since I was already tired from staying up too late while Beer Geek’s out of town, I’m barely coherent today. The last time I was this tired, a newborn was involved.
I had dinner this week with the woman who got me hooked on racing. She’s the mom of one of Jones’ closest friends. She runs 2-3 marathons every year, including Boston every year. A few years ago she talked me into racing my first race and even drove me to and from the event. Anyways, we discussed her running schedule and how she manages to train on only four days of running a week. She helped me figure out how to work in what I need to do to train for another marathon while Shoo is in preschool.
Which leaves me to figure out what marathon to do next spring. I’d love to do one that coincides with spring break so we can make it a family vacation. One that I’d really like to do is the Yakima River Canyon Marathon. Unfortunately, it’s on the Saturday at the beginning of the break and it would be difficult to get there from the east coast without having the kids miss a couple of days of school.
Another one that interests me is the Rock N Roll Mardi Gras Marathon. Unfortunately, it’s after the actual Mardi Gras. While I don’t need to be in New Orleans on Mardi Gras (been there, done that, got the beads that prove, um, that I can jump really high, um, yeah), Beer Geek’s mom and three sisters all live near there, so I’d love to do some of the parades and celebrations that take place just outside of New Orleans.
OK, must take my tired self for another round of caffeine before I fall asleep on the couch and Shoo decides to tear the house down…