I can’t believe it is May 1 already. Or that I have 3 races to run left this spring and they will all be done in 9 days. Gah! As you are reading this, I’m out running a marathon, but I’m still joining up with my friends Deborah, Coco, and Lynda for a virtual coffee date.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that as I’m writing this before I start running, I’m nervous as all get out. It’s going to start nice and cool tomorrow, but will quickly warm up to the mid-high 60s. I have had zero time to acclimate to that, so my goal first and foremost tomorrow will be to get in plenty of electrolytes and fuel during the race. Luckily, Mainly Marathons provides one of the best aid stations I’ve ever seen, complete with freshly made pancakes, quesadillas, and home made cookies. It is, quite frankly, the only marathon series where you can take in more calories than you expend.
If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you that I had a blast at the Pennsylvania race. I wasn’t running, so I chatted with people, ate from the amazing food table, and took pictures of Kim and the course. It was an absolutely beautiful course, but there were some noticeable hills. I was actually quite happy I wasn’t running.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Lotta Breeze Capris make decent pajamas in a pinch. Because, while I packed 4 full running outfits (for 2 races LOL), I did not pack a toothbrush, pajamas, or sunblock. Packing fail. Thankfully, this series is not in the middle of nowhere, so I was able to hit up a Walmart and pick up everything I forgot. Tonight I’ll be sporting these classy boxers:
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the best part about this series is the people. So many genuinely nice people, from the director and his “staff” AKA friends and family, to the runners, to the various friends who come with runners. As long as I can continue to figure out ways to work the Mainly Marathons races into my schedule, I will.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m a week out from Ragnar Cape Cod and I’m not at all ready. I’m super excited to run it, but have not had any time at all to focus on it. None. I don’t even know what the weather might be like, so I have not even thought about outfits. This is so different from last year where I wrote a bunch of different Ragnar posts, including how to pack LOL. Guess I’d better revisit that soon.
Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the Tuesdays on the Run topic is “Best race you’ve ever run”. Interpret that however you want.
Remember, if you link back to us, you can add ANY running related post and it doesn’t have to be written on Tuesday. So, we’ll see you there, right???
Happy Saturday! What would you share with me if we were having coffee???