Wise words from my friend Cherry.
Thank you girl, I needed that.
Months ago, I signed up for a trail 50K for this weekend. And as I raced MCM, I thought to myself, "I do not want to do this again in two weeks." I raced hard. And I plan to race White Rock hard next month. So after much consideration, I've decided that running a 50K between the two would be labeled Bad Idea. Yet I still felt all this pressure to run this race since I signed up for it and paid for it.
Enter Cherry's sage advice.
So instead, tomorrow evening I am going to race an 11K on 11/11/11. And by race, I mean I might even just run an 11 min mile. Or something.
And on Saturday, I won't be out at the lake gingerly stepping over rocks and roots for 6 hours, I'll be sleeping in a bit and then heading out with a training group for a long bike ride followed by an hour long run. I've been trying out different cycling groups and I'm eager to see what they have to offer and if they are a good fit for my beginner cycling skills. (re: can I keep up?)
Sunday, I'll meet up with a friend for a 30 mile ride. I'm sure there will be some yoga in there somewhere and a few trips to the pool as well. I'm really looking forward to getting back on my bike. (I haven't been able to ride outside since The Great Sprain because I couldn't put weight on my wrist, nor steer with that brace on) It's not exactly the 22 mile run that I should be doing three weeks out from a marathon, but the entire weekend sounds like a lot of fun to me!
And isn't that why we do this anyway? To have fun?
Okay, and maybe to be a little bad@$$ too. There's always that.
This photo has nothing to do with anything. I snapped this in DC, crossing the street illegally to get it, and it just makes me laugh. BTW, that is a DUDE carrying that itty bitty dog around in his backpack!