I know it is Tuesday but I had a great weekend and wanted to countdown the greatness of it all in no particular order.
1. Ran 11 miles on Saturday for our last long run before the Myrtle Beach half in three weeks. The course clearly not flat, so I definitely feel prepared. The hard part will be fighting the taper madness. I used to be a three day a week runner, but now I'm stuck on four. I need it more.
2. Lion King with my mom. IT WAS AMAZING! Her birthday is the day after Christmas, so for the last couple of years I have taken her to a show to celebrate once the madness of the holidays ends.
3. Tilapia with mango salsa for dinner before the show without kids. Yummy and I tasted every bite.
4. Got to run most of Amy's last 20 miler with her before her first marathon. She has trained solo most of the time which is a huge mental and physical accomplishment in my book. I am in awe of her and can't wait to hear her marathon recap.
5. A beautiful 67 degree day on Sunday after months of frigid cold weather. I love the "treats" North Carolina gives us every now and then. I got a 3 mile recovery run in with my new neighbor who also runs and I got to wear short sleeves and capris.
6. Getting fitted for a road bike! Now I get to decide which one to buy in a few weeks. They all felt light as a feather after riding my hybrid for so long.
7. Buying a $3 Snickers at the show. I am a cheapskate, so actually allowing myself to purchase such an outrageously priced treat shows what a good mood I was in that night.
8. Purging the attic and girls' clothes with trips to Goodwill and the dump! I seem to do my spring cleaning in January.
9. Scott being off the whole week and weekend since the girls were tracked out.
10. Not catching the cold (YET!) that all three kids have had since early last week.
This week is pretty uneventful. I am subbing tomorrow at Enloe and running 9 alone on Friday. I have not done a long run alone this whole training cycle, but I think it will be good for me. On race day, I will likely be alone. My group has different goals. I still don't have a clear goal. This is my first race since having baby D. I really don't think I can PR but a itty bitty part of me wants to try. The course is pancake flat. I think I need to run my best and if I feel it that day give it my all. I can always slow down....right?