After my bonk last Friday, I had two unplanned days of rest. Saturday was busy with family stuff and Sunday, Irene was supposed to knock us all out. I probably could have run on Sunday but I was a bit scared to in case it did get bad. (It never did.) Last night I got a quick 5 miles in and it was easy and nice. I guess all that rest really did help. Hmmm. Maybe there is something to this 'rest' thing.
One small weird thing I have to confess about this 1/2 marathon thing. I almost didn't register for this race because I found out that there are a bunch of people that I know from our area that are doing it. I was kinda hoping that this 1/2 marathon thing would be just mine. Self-centered, unrealistic, I know. But I really don't want to see people I know, friends even, at the race and feel like I need to keep up, or try to beat them or whatever. I just wanted to run my own race without any thoughts of anyone else in my head. Now, I feel like people are going to ask or want to know, who beat who, who came in first, who had the better time, whatever. Is that the stupidest thing ever? Maybe it's just my weirdness. Clearly, it's just my weirdness. Does anyone else ever think that way too?
Tomorrow is the first day of school for the kiddos. I'm excited for a new year to start, but not so excited to begin the getting-up-and-getting-out-the-door-by-7 a.m-thing. It is quite a process with 3 kids. I should plan on making lunches tonight to make it easier on myself tomorrow morning. Good idea in theory, whether it actually happens, we'll see.
I can't wait to share with you my end of month totals! My running totals thus far have me shocked! More coming on Thursday. :)
School started in your neck of the woods? Sad? Glad?
Any other weirdos who worry about racing against people you know?
Do tell! Share with me your weirdness, so I don't feel alone. :)