Number 1. Everything sounds more fun and festive with “a-rooni” attached to it. It’s a fact, try it. “What are you doing today?” “Getting a root canal-a-rooni.” See?
Number 2. I’m still recovering from last week’s race (and still eating like I’m training for the half-iron I did in May. Duh.), as evidenced by the slow, slogging ride I had this morning and the barely one-mile run I managed yesterday. No matter. I’m going to spend the rest of this week taking it easy because – insert dramatic and exciting music here *dun-da-da-DUN!!** –
Number 3. MARATHON TRAINING STARTS MONDAY!! Yes, I know lots of you are well into the double-digits-and-ice-baths phase of your training already, but my “fall” marathon isn’t until December. Yes, indeedy, I will be running the California International Marathon again this year. I’m SO excited! Much as I enjoy run-cations (and hope to someday take a little trip in April), there is nothing like being able to train on the race course like I can for the CIM.
Number 4. My marathon training plan is almost complete. I’m still noodling out which tune-up races I want to do, but the bones are there. This plan is entirely different than anything I’ve done before, and combines the parts I liked best from previous plans plus a new (for me) approach. I have more than the usual amount of excitement about getting started with it and I’ll post more details next week about the hows and whys of the plan.
Number 5. I won, I won, I won!! This week’s RLAM Hump-Day Giveaway was something I couldn’t resist – food! – and I actually won! I’ll be getting a box of ProBars and a box of HALO bars, making me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I can’t wait to try them, and I’ll be sure to let you guys know what I think of ‘em.
Happy Friday – what five things are on YOUR mind today???