Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
When I planned my race schedule for 2011, I was purposeful about waiting until I had some base-training before even thinking about racing. The first plan was to race a half in March, but thinking that could be pushing it, I decided to keep it simple. So, this weekend, my first race of 2011- a nice little 8K along with beaches of Virginia. 🙂 That’s right, I am headed back down to VA Beach!
I really did want to claim redemption after last year, but the truth is, I really would just be pushing myself. Right now, I have been following the 10% rule like it is my job and I have been really putting in some quality training. The 8K simply fits better into where I am right now with my training. And even though my runs have been good for the most part, I have no idea what to expect from this race. My last 8K was only a few weeks after I was allowed to run again last year and I posted just over 50:00. I would really like to break 50:00, so I have made 49:49 my goal for the race. If I hit it, I do. If not, I don’t. Either way, the first race of 2011 will be in the books!
- This morning at the gym…with eight available ellipticals, the hairest man alive who was also sweating like a pig and breathing hard while talking on his cell phone…got on the machine right next to me. This happens to me ALL.THE.TIME! Why is it that people insist on getting on the machine right next to me when there are plenty others available?!?! Ahh…life’s greatest mysteries.
- Today is the start of March Madness–> let the insanity begin. My brackets are done and I am just waiting for 12:15 when it all begins to go down! Let’s go UNC Tarheels ♥