I ran ten miles today, putting my grand mileage for the week at 32 miles. I’m really happy with this total because according to Runner’s World, I should run 32 miles two weeks before my race!!!! Kind of weird that I hit the nail on the head even though I’m not following a training schedule (other than the one I make up as I run).
I ran on the treadmill at the gym because it was raining outside. I figured I didn’t want to risk slipping and falling in the rain, which is always a possibility when you are a klutz like me! Plus my running buddy is out-of-town so I needed some other entertainment, today in the form of “A Few Good Men” and “True Hollywood Story: Christina Aguilera.” 94 minutes later, I was finished with my run! Overall, it was a great run. The gym was too hot but it always seems to be that way. Even better than the run itself were the non-existent side effects that usually ail me after my long run…meaning I didn’t get a stomach ache today!
After the run I went over toward the weights to stretch. I decided to stretch fast once I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I had unfortunate sweat marks in the form of circles on my shirt. I’ll just leave it at that! On the drive home I was listening to an NPR report about exercise and decreasing the risk of diabetes. The reporter made a comment about training for a marathon and I suddenly thought, geez do I need to train for a marathon? I have to say that the thought of completing a marathon sounds exciting, but it also sounds psychotic and I’m not sure I’m cut out for that. I like ice cream and beer too much. I’ll make decisions about my running future after the half marathon is over!
For now, my most pressing concerns are what shall I wear for my big race? I’m open to suggestions. I’m concerned because the run starts at 7 AM — so it might be cool. I don’t want to be too cold or too hot! I’m like the Goldilocks of running… I need to be just right! I’ll probably have to do the one thing my mom tells me I’m not allowed to do. Go shopping!