Today I completed my last fourteen mile run of my Princess Half Marathon training plan! I was really worried because the forecast showed that it would rain all day. I had to complete the long run today because on Saturday I am running in the Lady Track Shack 5k. I did get a window of opportunity at about 8:30 am while it was just partly cloudy. During the run it did mist and by the time I got back to the condo my clothes were soaked. I’m not complaining because the run was amazing! I ran a different route than usual and even ventured off to an area where I had never run before. It is always nice to have a change of scenery. I even saw a rabbit in the new area! It got scarred when I passed, but I was able to snap a photo.
By the ninth mile I was pretty tired. These last couple of weeks have been crazy so I have been modifying my Nike training plan to accommodate them. That has caused me to have three hard workouts in a row both weeks, which probably isn’t the best. I may rest tomorrow so I can do my best on Saturday at the 5k!
Last week I went down to Fort Myers to watch my Dad play in a baseball tournament (he did great!). I found out that running laps in a parking lot wasn’t as bad as I thought that it would be! The hotel was supposed to have a gym, but they closed it down before we got there. We were on a busy street, but the hotel parking lot and adjacent Burlington Coat Factory parking lot were huge and empty that early. My Mom got up with me about 6:30 every morning and we ran laps through the parking lots.
I am still waiting for corral assignments for the Princess Half to be announced. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Track Shack said that it should be within the week, but I just want to know already! Last year since I only did the 5k and 10k I had to find out my corral assignments at the expo when I picked up my packets. This year I get to find out ahead of time, but the wait is killing me! I plan on racing this race and I hope my hard work paid off by allowing me to be in one of the first couple corrals. When I finally find out, there will be an update!