Happy Saturday! I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee, wondering if there is actually enough coffee in the world to get me through the day. It feels like it’s been raining for years. I know it hasn’t and I know we need at least some of this rain, but I don’t do well with multiple grey and wet days in a row. Anyways, I’m joining up with my friends Deborah, Coco, and Lynda for a virtual coffee date.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that instead of running Ragnar Relay, I spent my evening in my nice warm house drinking a pumpkin beer and baking for a recipe post on Monday. While I was a little (tiny) bit sad not to be out with my team, beer and donuts are not such a bad way to spend an evening.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I am completely over (mentally, not physically unfortunately) this cough. Even with the inhalers, I still spend a good bit of the day coughing. I’ve managed a few short runs, including one fast for me run while hopped up on albuterol, but I’m not really training. I’m planning to get in one more 16 mile run on Tuesday, since I really hadn’t planned for a month long taper. Marine Corps Marathon should be interesting. Perhaps it’s time to revisit my post on how to run a race undertrained. Sigh.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that some bozo listed my cell number on a request form. I’ve had so many calls in the last 24 hours by companies wanting to help him that my message now says “If you are calling about x, you have the wrong number. Please do not call back.” The one guy I talked to (who told me what the situation was and confirmed that my number was on the form) told me to expect about 30-40 calls. I’m more than a little bit annoyed.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon was canceled. I’m really sad for the runners and the extra money would have been nice, but getting to sleep past 3am on Sunday morning? I’m completely on board with that.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I need to get moving. Despite a ton of stuff being canceled for the weekend, Shoo still has 2 soccer games and Jones and I are still volunteering for 6 hours this afternoon at Ragnar.
Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the Tuesdays on the Run topic for this week is “novelty runs”. You know – color runs, electric runs, etc. What do you think of them? Have you done one? Tell us about it! And here’s our schedule for the next few weeks since I can’t be relied upon to update the page about it.
|10/13/2015||Balancing running/training with work/family/life|
|10/20/2015||Inspiring Others to Run!|
|10/27/2015||Tips for Night Races|
|11/3/2015||Packing for a Racecation|
|11/10/2015||Post Race Celebrations|
So, we’ll see you there, right???
Happy Saturday! What would you share with me if we were having coffee???