Oh this is a busy week...10 days until Christmas!
I don't like to do anything last minute. In school, I was the kind of student who started the assignments the day I received them as opposed to the majority of my friends who would start the night before it was due.... I am a planner. I used to get paid to plan production for pretty big food manufacturing plans. So all this to say that the shopping is done. The gifts for my family were shipped last week. The cards are mailed, I am part of 2 bloggers card exchanges this year and also Jill's Secret Santa exchange. My gift left last week. I keep checking the blog of the person I got to see if he or she got it and so far nothing. Those exchanges are fun, it made me read new blogs and find some interesting people. I have wrapped 90% of the gifts. The Christmas tree is up and so are the decorations! I even made cookies...well made is a strong word here..I put dough in the oven.
I want to thank you for the nice comments following my last race.
This is the new equation for a Caro PR:
Cool weather + Hard course + Thinking there is no way to PR + Sleeping at home the night before the race - Going to a Keith Urban concert the night before = Half Marathon PR!
Out of the 5 Half Marathons I ran this year, this one was the only one where I slept in my own bed the night before and was not hit 3234 times by Jonathan.
I need to figure out a way to not be so sick towards the end of half marathons. Dehydration is no fun. I sure wish my stomach would tolerate more than just plain water. I will increase the quantity of salt tablets I take in my next long runs and see if that helps.
I took Monday off, my quads were hurting pretty bad after all those hills. Tuesday, I went for 3 miles, it was painful..but I am glad I did it because Wednesday I was at 80% for another 3 miles and today was back to normal for 3 miles. Tomorrow is rest day. This weekend I will go for one short run and one long run. Next half is Surf City in less than 2 mos!
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