Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Chance!!!!

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 doneThe gifts for my family were shipped last weekThe 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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Emz said...

Wooo hooo surf city!!!

90% wrapped. Man......I'm so not there yet.
You. Rock.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Haha, you put dough in the oven. That's a baker in my book! I already entered the giveaway, pick me, pick me!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like your PR equation! I wonder if that would work for me!?

Michael said...

I missed your last post....congrats on the PR!! That's a great time.

Michael said...

I tried to get you an extra entry in the LA half marathon giveaway. Don't know if it will work or not, but it was worth a shot!

Anonymous said...

Is EMZ coming to my town? Uh oh.

Looking forward to SC as well.

Neon Blonde Runner said...

WOOOOHOOOOOO CONGRATS on your half marathon PR :)

It's been a lucky week for the racing world!

middleagedrunner said...

I can't believe how ready for the Holiday you are- WOW!
I already knew you were a kickass runner so no big shock there. :-)

Nelly said...

You do sound like a planner! That equation for getting a PR is hilarious, haha

Great idea on making a photobook for your races, I've started doing a photobook for each overseas trip that I do to physically document the trip. I also like to do a book each year to highlight the things I did during the year.