I have to say that I owe a lot to Coach Kelly, who has designed a program just for me. Enough to get me going, push my limits, but understanding enough to know that sometimes adding a fourth run/week just wasn't going to happen when the kids and husband are already starting to forget my name!!
I also owe a lot to the support I recieved through this blog and on Facebook. My 'imaginary' friends have been encouraging and motivating and even inspiring...thanks!
I also owe a big shout out to a couple new running friends who agreed to do the long run with me on more than one occassion. You helped my at my most difficult time, getting me through the toughest weeks. I only hope that the friendly runs continue in the nicer weather.
So after almost three months of training, I have:
Worn through 2 pairs of Saucony's
Burned over 180 donuts (best stat on Dailymile)
Spent $20 on itunes revamping the playlist
Developed my running obession to whole a new level
Learned that skittles are important to the running diet
Discovered the joy of winter running
Enjoyed sharing TMI on the long run
Not lost any weight :(
With just a few days left the only thing I am really worried about now is...my race outfit. I've learned through the bloggy world that it's okay to want to look nice on race day. It's like any other special day. Even if I don't run fast at least I can look good running slow!
The weather is supposed to be cold (a high of 9) partly cloudy day. It shouldn't rain, so that's a plus, but it will be cold in the morning. So I'm thinking of my long sleeve top with my black polkadot running skirt with capris under and probably a long sleeve zippy (I bought at Walmart of all places). It's HOT bright pink and I'm impressed with the quality considering I paid $17 for it.
There are also other stresses like, parking, shuttle bus, finding bathrooms etc...you know...normal stuff.
So, any last words of wisdom before my race???