Gonna Need A Side of Slice Pizza With That
This weekend was good. Lots of running, not as much yoga as I should have and time spent with great friends. All in all no complaints! After a month of A-typical insomnia, knock on wood, I’m back to my solid “a train could barge through the middle of the room and I wouldn’t feel a thing” sleeping pattern. And after exactly a week, I’m getting a little (if not completely) used to not hugging Griffin a million times a day.
I’ve been contemplating signing up for a few half marathons in 2013 to keep me motivated throughout the year. But for whatever reason, I kept procrastinating. I just didn’t feel all that interested. Plus, I used to have to sign up for races to keep me motivated to run at all and bribe myself with pizza and beer! But now, I consistently knock out 4-5 runs a week on average. This may not sound all that impressive to a lot of my lunatic running friends – Kristin, Rachel, Beth, Kerri, SR, but to me – I’ll take it and say thank you. There was a time when my friend Meredith and I used to have to stop and gasp for breath running around the track at the Y!!!
I watched the Carlsbad half come and go (sold out) and more recently watched, San Deguito’s race fee creep up another $5 b/c I missed a deadline (it’s my own fault). Now randomness of randomness, my first race of 2013 chose me. Look out Arizona Half, here I come!
Back it up to Saturday night…M and I went to dinner with Jim, M’s dad. We got to talking about when Jim ran the Boston Marathon and took M with him on a father/son trip (M was 16). Jim qualified for Boston in Arizona. And then we decided it would be about the coolest thing ever to do the father/son trip again with M running the race this time around. Enter in Google for “2013 qualifying races for Boston” and lo & behold, Arizona is in Feb – just the amount of time M needs to ramp up his miles to see if he can qualify. And wouldn’t you know it, there is half. Voila, M & I will be Arizona bound to run our respective races.
The timing is pretty perfect b/c we’re heading to Sayulita for a week over New Years (that is if the world doesn’t end on Dec 21) and, in case I didn’t have enough reasons not to over-indulge and under-exercise through the holidays, I now have a race to train for.
And if that wasn’t enough, my lovely, leggy friend Rachel (mentioned above) threw some elbows at the Mikoh Honolulu sample sale and scored me a yummy suit to add to my collection in the same size she wears (um, she’s a 2″ taller and at least 2″ leaner all around) which means I will be doing hill repeats asap to do that thing justice!!!♥