What does one do the weekend before a half marathon? Why, a 5k of course! I’m not certain this will be my greatest idea ever, but no less, I’m now registered for the Spectrum Health Irish Jig on March 19. I did this race last year and enjoyed it. Even if the race shirt was a mock turtleneck. Apparently, it was 1988, not 2010 because I really didn’t know people still wore mock turtlenecks. But, who am I to complain about a free race shirt? Free, if you don’t count the registration fee. But, you know.
I’m starting to feel good about the half marathon. I’m starting to feel like those miles and miles of training will pay off.
I don’t have high expectations for time. No, that’s not why I’m doing it. I’ll be happy to finish and I’ll proudly wear that finisher’s medal. I know I’m not the fastest runner out there, but I still run. Not that long ago, I never would have thought a half marathon was in the realm of possibilities of what I could do. But, here I am, excited to do it. No matter the distance, I go at the pace that works for me, I walk when I need to, and I finish with my head held high, knowing I ran the best race that I could.
I’m excited to see some wonderful people that weekend. It seems like much of the blogworld is descending upon Washington DC for this race. I think it will feel a bit like a Healthy Living Summit 2010 reunion of sorts.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. It’s over four weeks away. In the meantime, I have to focus on the here and now. March 26 will be here soon enough. Don’t wish time away.
I ate a quick, light breakfast this morning of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest and almond milk.
I was trying to get out of the house a bit early so I could swing through Starbucks on my way in. I was really needed it this morning. That whole “snowstorms aren’t so bad” thing from yesterday? I take it back completely. I did get out of the house early, but by the time I got my car cleaned off and dealt with the less than idea roads, I still was a few minutes late to work. Despite getting out the door 20 minutes early.
Oh winter, I’m so over you. So, I hope you are over soon.
I didn’t get my Starbucks, but the morning got a bit brighter when someone brought in homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Part of today’s lunch: not that exciting. Just a peanut butter and honey sammie. Nothing too out of the ordinary.
I was excited, though, to try the new mango Chobani.
It was not love at first bite, for me. It definitely grew on me as I ate more and I’d eat it again, but it’s not my new favorite either. I’ve never actually had real mango, so I didn’t know what kind of taste to expect to begin with and that could be part of the problem. It was quite sweet to me (a bit too much), but the chunks of mango were a nice touch. Out of the new flavors, lemon > mango. The jury is still out on black cherry.
Have you tried the new Chobani flavors? What’s your favorite?