Friday, October 05, 2007

I Got Me a Race to Run!

Along with a few other people this weekend, like Juls, Jon, Peter, Old School, and I'm sure many others i'm forgetting. (Oh and THOMAS! GO THOMAS in Loch Ness!)

Good luck to everyone!

My race is a little thing called the Army Ten Miler, but with all the hype around this race—plus the face that I've been training for it since June—you'd think it was the Marine Corps Marathon. Seriously it's a Big Deal in D.C.

So to prepare, I ran four miles on Tuesday (after my spinning instructor FAILED to SHOW at 6:30 a.m. No problem, I only had to GET UP at 5:30 a.m. to get there on TIME. Don't get me started.) Then I went to one spinning class on Thursday.

And—c'est cela!

Except I have also eaten every single thing that wasn't nailed down.

Oh, and worked straight 12-hour days. Oh, and yelled at one too many people. I actually googled this, and yep, irritability and weird eating are symptoms.

So, much of my week was spent apologizing to people for losing my temper. That's always fun.

I'm pretty sure this is what, say, Runner's World prescribes for the week before a race.


But, turns out that that's not the problem. This is:

I'm working too hard and not getting enough sleep and it makes me mad. So then I eat too much and the wrong things and stay up late reading because damn it, I'm entitled!

And the cycle begins again.

I've never claimed to make any sense, people. I'm gonna ask LBTEPA for a plan. She's the best at plans! It's all about one step at a time.

But, them's the breaks. I AM looking forward being in a race in which so many people I know are running.

So, it should be fun, even though headphones are really, seriously banned. I will have to make do with my 25,999 fellow runners for entertainment. Or I could just sing a few thousand bars of Good King Wenceslas.

Cuz we know it's worked before.


21stCenturyMom said...

Sounds like a good, hard run is exactly what you need! And then you need a nap. Yeah - that's it!

Good luck!

LBTEPA said...

21CM forgot the champagne and bonbons but apart from that she is bang on the money as usual.
Happy to help with a Plan! (mmmmmm, a plan.........)
Have a fun day tomorrow :)

Laufenweg said...

enjoy the race! you're ready for it!

a.maria said...

omg the ten miler!!!! its finally here!

don't worry. you'll probably run sub 11's, have an awesome time, and i'll have to hate you.

i'm an awesome friend that way! :)

Runner Susan said...

omg. I'm overworked and I must be going through menopause. I think I must have a few other things wrong with me as well.

oh well.

good luck at your ten mile race! Sounds like it will be a fun one . . . and you'll be the most stylish one there.

Susan said...

You're going to do super-well at the race!!!

Laufenweg said...

after race: did that last mile feel?

David said...

warm enough for you?