A few great things about this week:
1. Yogurtland with my lady friends.
Nothing better than talking about running when you can’t run.
wait… what?! I’m just being a cry baby-wah-wah.
just ignore me.
I really did have fun meeting Amy and Sarah.
Amy is running Top of Utah Marathon next weekend and Sarah is training for the Layton Marathon.
2. I read THIS awesome blog post.
seriously made my day.
I need to make the whole post into a big ass poster and put it up next to my treadmill.
and maybe have a keychain size one made.
and one for the bathroom mirror.
3. My running mentor/coach/friend Paul Rosser is #7 on the St. George Marathon Legends.
The guy who pushes me on my long runs, wrote up a training plan for my Mom and I, and is basically one of the coolest guys to run with
WON the St. George Marathon with a time of 2:16 (in 1994).
(for clarification… my first half marathon was 2:23)
Reading about his St. George Marathon(s) and his other running achievements basically blow my mind.
He is such a strong runner and really makes running look effortless.
He is speaking at the expo for St. George, so my Mom and I are taking off early to get down to St. George to hear him speak. 🙂
I’m really hoping he can somehow get a bib and run the marathon.
my dream come true would be for him to run with/pace my Mom and I for a sub 4:00 finish.
but realistically… if he does run, he’ll be running his awesome wifey, Kristie, to the finish.
but then, maybe he can come back for us? right?!
4. I took my last dose of Prednisone this morning.
I am so over the mood swings, the night sweats, the insomnia, and the nightmares.
and i feel bloated. and fat.
and I’m TOTALLY blaming the steroids.
5. the god-awful steroids are working.
I ran ONE mile this morning.
one GLORIOUS mile.
I could literally feel the stress melting away from me as I ran.
I was probably grinning from ear to ear at the gym.
I’ve been a good girl all week and only been on the elliptical and the bike.
I am planning 6 miles tomorrow on the treadmill.
my schedule calls for a 20 miler. but I’m not even gonna go there.
I may try for a double digit run in the middle of week depending on how my run goes tomorrow.
After my “long” run, my Mom and I are heading to Spanish Fork to watch/cheer/run my Dad in for his first 5k. 🙂 🙂
then… on Sunday, I’m gonna be the bike-bi-otch and water/gu/chomp carrier for my Mom and Paul & Kristie and Jo-Jo while they run 20.
6. right now…
my crazy boss is running the Wasatch 100.
remember my crazy disaster attempt at the Heaven&Hell Relay? Yeah…
What are your plans for the weekend??
Long runs? Races?