#1: Congrats Bayshore runners! Megan and Matt (1st marathons!), Alexis and David (10K PRs!), and a whole slew of 501 teammates at varying distances. I may see you there next year for the half.
Had a little cookout slash doggy play date Saturday. Fun.
Anyway, the race website said shirts not guaranteed if registering after 5/16, but I figured if I got there at the start of race day registration I would get one. I was there while they were still setting up (like 2nd person in line), but they were already out of shirts!! I was SO SAD. The shirts were hot pink, with a simple race name and some runners on the front, and no advertisements! They were like the best shirts ever. Irina took a picture of my "no shirt sad face".
|Out of shirts. :(|
So the race was pretty small, and I wasn't too impressed with the pre-race organization (inaugural event, no signs for where to turn/park, volunteers confused, bad $$ math, out of t-shirts), and since it was a hot day, I decided to carry water with me, out of fear that there would be too few water stops, or they would run out of water. This is the first time I have ever worn a water belt at a race. This is ALSO the first race I have ever run without music! I didn't even bring it with me. Well, it was in the car.
|Why isn't anybody else running??|
|I'm such a good cooperator.|
|Pretty standard progression for hot weather I think. For me at least.|
|Aren't they awesome?!? (And no, I didn't put back in the $5/$7.50, I honestly didn't think of it until after we left)|
|I really think it's my favorite race tee ever. There aren't even any ads on the back!|
|Um, can you say yum?|
|Drunken floating fools. Sorry for the angle.|
|Fools jumping off a bridge.|
Okay, almost done, I promise.
I was planning on starting this #plankaday thing. I was thinking just a regular plank plus lower back exercises one day (with increasing duration of planks), and then side planks on the next day, and alternating. Just super quick, shouldn't take more than 5 minutes per day. The thing is that it's 9:30pm now and I haven't done my side planks yet (yesterday was "normal" planks), so I'm not optimistic. I also wanted to do 20 more EKG practice strips before my test at work tomorrow. Oops. We'll see. Damn this overly long blog entry.
Also considering doing the Runner's World summer run streak (May 28- July 4): #rwrunstreak. So on rest days I would do a SLOW 1 mile jog to maintain the streak, instead of complete running rest. Plus my planks of course. We shall see. I hope that this isn't a dumb move that makes me injury prone, especially right at the beginning of my marathon training. And at the end of my half marathon training (when I should be tapering/resting!).
Speaking of half marathons, the DxA2 is this Sunday. I'm thinking of "running commando". No, I don't mean without underwear, I mean without my Garmin and without music. I'm like 90% sure I'm leaving the Garmin at home, still thinking I may at least carry my music "just in case", if the going gets rough. Hoping for cool weather still, so I have a chance at a respectable performance.
Phew. Thanks for hanging in there, if you even made it this far.