Archive for May 5th, 2013

Race Day Shirt

Here is the shirt I had made for race day - I can’t wait to wear it!  I love it…..

5/5/13 Running Saboteur - that’s ME!

I seem to be my own worst enemy with regards to my running - I train so hard and so long and the last two weeks I cant even get myself to run 5 miles.  That’s all I had to do yesterday - 5 little miles.  Whats the big deal?  It’s not like it’s 7, 8, 10, 12 or 15 miles…..just 5 little miles.  Just over an hour of my time.  Go out side it’s beautiful and run or hop on the treadmill and watch some TV.  Whats so hard about that?  Well yesterday it was like asking me to run a marathon.  I lasted only 1 mile and that seemed like it took FOREVER.

This morning I woke up alone - hubby gone fishing and son at a friends house.  I sat around and had my coffee and FORCED myself to put my running stuff on and decided to drive into town and go to the gym.  Hopped on the spin bike and got 20 miles done in 45 minutes- sweat was dripping all over the place.  After that work out I decided to go for a short 2-3 mile run tonight after dinner too.  I need to run every day this week - just short runs - nothing too hard just enough to get my blood pumping for 30 minutes or so.  We are suppose to enjoy our taper weeks - not fall in love with them and want to marry them.

They need to add the word SEVERE on to this image and it would be perfect!  Maybe self loathing and pity party for one!  Oh yes…must not forget that!

I still have a somewhat positive outlook on my up coming race.  I am not worried about doing it - I know I will do it and I will finish.  I am excited and will admit I will be using the (as JAZZ said) THE POWER OF THE CUPCAKE.  Never….EVER underestimate the power of a cupcake!