Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Wagon of Running

There will not be a Top Ten Tuesday today because I'm not interested in making any lists right now.  What's more important is:

5 Days Til the Vegas Half!

I'm one of those people that likes to run small runs up until the day of the race, just to remind my legs what they're going to be doing the next day...13.1 excruciating miles!  I'm trying to continue to get myself very comfortable with about 8 miles, so I can use my energy to push through the last 5 miles.  This probably isn't the plan that most other people go with, but it's my plan, especially because I've lagged a bit in my training.  I want this race to go on without a hitch, but be more of a stepping stone for my race in January, and for those to come.  All in all, I don't wanna fall off the "wagon of running".  I don't want to have to start all over with mile repeats because I can't string together 3 miles.  I want a 10K to feel so effortless and I want half marathons to be fun and relaxing, not always fighting for that last 5 miles.  My two Vegas goals are:

-Run the whole thing...do not walk unless stopping to pee or drink water.
-Beat my time from last year.  This is not a huge deal, but I know I'm in better shape than when I ran last year.

A couple of fun things to see and do while in Vegas:

-Great Santa Run - They are trying to get the world record for the most people dressed as Santa running a 5K Race.  (I wanted to run in this, but would rather gamble the entry fee)
-Stiletto Dash - 500 runners doing a 50-yard sprint through a Las Vegas casino in high heels.  (I can barely walk in high heels, so I'm not even going to attempt to run in them, especially because there will probably be men running and they will look better in them than me!)
-Race Expo - Only the number 1 reason to run in races, because you can stop by an endless number of booths and really stock up on the free goodies!
-Craps Tables - All day, any day, anywhere, anytime!

I'd like to take a moment to say how thankful I am for my GF!  This is the time for being thankful and grateful for what others do for you as well as extending your own hand to help others.  I'm not really a high-maintenance individual, but I really appreciate the way the GF takes care of me.  She does things without me asking, or even thinking to ask.  She looks after me, because I'm sort of oblivious.  She remembers everything we do, because she knows I'm gonna forget.  And little does she know, but she's my motivation to keep going everyday.  She may not think so, but she pushes me to be a better person (and that includes running).  Thank you so much!


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