I woke up a little earlier today than usual (around 7:15) because I wanted to get my run in before work, and I’ve found that I like eating before running, so I needed to digest a little first! It’s a good thing I woke up when I did because our neighbors are having their driveway replaced, and the workers showed up at 7:30 to start chiseling away the driveway! Since I can’t sleep through anything (really…breathe too loud and you will wake me up), I’m glad I didn’t have plans to sleep in today. It reminded me of college when the garbage men would empty the dumpsters outside my dorm at 6:30 in the morning, or when they were doing construction outside my window at the same time. 6:30 in the morning on a college campus?? Are you crazy?? People are sleeping! Anyway, I survived.
Eight miles on the docket for today. It was supposed to rain all day, but it held off…must be my good luck holding over from yesterday! It’s still cloudy, grey, windy-ish, and in the high 30’s, so it’s kind of a blah day. The sun is supposed to show up tomorrow, so hip hip hooray for that! I totally wasn’t feeling the run because it was gross outside, but things turned around once I got going.
Tuesday, April 14
8.03 miles in 59:51, avg pace of 7:27
Nothing too exciting, but it was nice to have some pep in my step during the second half of the run. I’m just waiting for the day to come when I can retire my tights for the summer…
You may remember my little dilemma over which marathon to run, and I still haven’t come to a conclusion yet! Boyfriend’s shins are feeling better, but he got sick at the end of last week, so he missed the planned 20 miler. Boo! I’m still nervous about doing the Delaware Marathon because I don’t know about the job situation (yet! ugh), and it might be warm on that day. The Wisconsin Marathon would be in its first year, and it’s SO SOON, but I’d start tapering this week and it would be fine. I tried to discuss the situation with the boy, and he’s realllllly set on running a marathon together. I guess he doesn’t care what kind of time we run, since he ran his first in 3:23, and I don’t really plan on running faster than that. He just wants to do one side-by-side. (Which is fine, but the Delaware Marathon?? If I knew he wanted to do one just “for fun,” we could have picked a much more exciting marathon. But I digress.)
My maybe-possibly-I-could-be-crazy plan is as follows: Do the Wisconsin Marathon on May 2, and run for my BQ (fingers crossed! knock on wood!). Then, on May 17, run the Delaware Marathon with the boy and therefore earn my spot as a Marathon Maniac. I have zero experience with running two marathons in the same year, let alone the same month, but if we’re just going to do a marathon for fun, then why not? My legs have felt pretty good after my 20 milers, and while I know there’s a huge difference between 20 miles and 26.2 miles, I would like to think that my recovery wouldn’t be miserable between the two.
Last, but certainly not least, here’s my work of art circa Halloween 2007. Testudo Pumpkin!!
I did them both on the same pumpkin, just a little offset from each other. The top one is the old school mascot, and the second one is the more recent mascot. I love my Terps!!