So I have news...it is not all good...
When someone says "I have good news and bad news"
Do you like to have the good one first or last?
I like to get the good one first.
So if you are a regular reader of my little blog (thank you) you know that I tend to have GI issues during my races and dry heaves are usually part of the end of all my races.
I have a collection of really unflattering race photos...like this one...
(Clearly I have no big ego for posting this again)
Oiselle had this contest on Friday asking people to share their most horrifying, gutsy, grimacing race day photo for #painfest. I thought this one was perfect and I sent it. I knew they would announce the winners today so I put on my orange shirt for good "Oiselle Karma".
Well I won!
Who would have thought that this horrible picture would lead to winning a really great prize! Beautiful Oiselle running clothes coming my way! I will put pictures when I receive my package! I cannot wait!
So that is my good news.
It came at a really good time..because...
Yesterday I made a hard decision.
I went for my 8 miles run and I thought about a lot of things but mainly Big Sur.
It's what is next on my race schedule. Big Sur Half Marathon.
We had planned on making this a small family trip and staying 2 nights in Big Sur. I was really looking forward to this one. I have had a picture of Big Sur on my fridge for 2 years now. But it is not going to happen for me this year. It is a long ride to get there and with the hotel and everything it would not be right to spend all that $ just so I can run a race. I was hoping that Bill would have had found a new job before Big Sur but we are not there yet. It is what it is. It breaks my running heart and I am sad and disappointed but the Holidays are right around the corner and I want my kids to have a nice Christmas. That is more important. So I decided to let Big Sur go :( for this year, not forever.
I probably will not be in the best of mood on November 18 so feel free to tweet me some jokes that day OK...
I think that I will run the Mission Inn 10K this coming Sunday. It is a local race that I have done the last 2 years and they have same day registration for same price.
So this is what's new around here. Some good and some bad...