Pre-10K Happenings

Smart thinking.

I don’t practice this all the time.

And am the first to admit it.

However, most of the time, I’ve got it covered.

Like on Friday night. I stayed in. Partially because I was zonked from happy hour the night before. Partially because I’m broke as a joke. Partially because I’ve got a 10k that I could be more prepared and this is my way of making up for it.

Whatever the reason, I did it. And fell asleep on my couch by 11:00.

Party on, Wayne.

Before I settled down to pass out for the night, I did go for a solid 5-mile run. It was at an 8:35 pace. My friend Annie, who is also running the Run for the Zoo 10k with me this morning, asked me what I was trying to run it in. Honestly, I haven’t thought about it. Maybe because of my current “funk” I’ve been in with running. My fastest 10k was last July at the Fleet Feet Women’s Festival at 50:40 (8:10 pace). Which was awesome. It was in the middle of my Rock n’ Roll Half training, and I was really hitting my stride (no pun intended).

However, I’ve stepped back from that mode (like… a lot). And my runs have mostly consisted of 3 or 4 miles at a more relaxed pace.

So who knows? I have no idea what I’m capable of. But keeping it around 8:30ish or under 53 minutes will make me happy. I think unrealistic goals of beating my PR from last year would just not be smart thinkin’.

What happened to my race mojo?

For real… where did it go?

Anyway, last night Annie invited me over to have a little pre-race dinner together and some craft time:We are running as part of the Lifeway-Kefir team and were given some t-shirts to wear (if we wanted to). I didn’t mind the t-shirts, but we decided to spice them up a little.

Because that’s how we roll.

Annie was also cool enough to make the pre-race dinner for us:When she mentioned salmon, I just HAD to have dinner with her. I’m terrified of cooking fish. Yes, I’ve been lectured on how silly this is. But I’m not listening. Too busy enjoying the salmon other people make me… ;)

Anyway, here I am. Super early on Sunday. Trying to be smart and not drink too much coffee before I leave.

It shoots right through me.

I’d rather spend my time before the race stretching. Not visiting the porta potty multiple times. They’re gross.

Wish me luck! (on the race, not the porta potty thing)

19 Responses

  1. Saucy, I can’t wait to see what the shirts look like! Good luck today–without coffee especially. I am one who cannot work out if I haven’t had any caffeine. Also, I don’t do porta potties so I would kinda be SOL. I bought asparagus last night for my road trip today to snack on and thought of you since I always see asparagus on here. If all else fails, you can be the asparagus queen for Halloween!

  2. Yayy good luck! Im getting ready to head there

  3. Good luck! I can’t wait to see what your time is!

  4. Good luck, Garth! (Love a good W’s W reference)

    You’ll be great! :)

  5. Can I say I love you just for the Wayne’s World reference? :-P
    Good luck on the race! Hopefully it’s not storming in Chicago like it is here in Normal..

  6. SALMONNNN! Good luck my dear, and for the pooping thing — definitely use a Dulcolax the night before. Ew why am I talking about poop things on the internet…but seriously, it will help!

  7. Good luck. On the race and the porta potty thing.

    Party on, Garth.

  8. oh, good luck! That looks like a great pre race dinner. Can’t wait to hear how the race (and the porta pottying?) went!

  9. Good luck! You’ll do awesome!
    I used to be terrified of cooking fish, then I got over it and cooked it all the time, then I got broke and couldn’t afford it. Good times.

  10. had salmon last night – i want more!


  11. Ooph. Smart decision. I went out the night/morning before my first 5K and well, the EtOH still had its effect on me during the whole race. NEVER EVER again will I drink any time close to a race-like weeks! HA

  12. have fun at your race!!! I enjoy being crafty with t-shirts, lots of fun!!! Esp. that tied up shirt look!

  13. Good luck! Coffee is good for cleaning you out, but bad for the same reason.

  14. goood luck!! ya i cant imagine having to use the bathroom during a race, never done it and still dont want to!!

  15. I hope the race went well.
    I don’t like fish for the most part, so I clearly don’t cook it. But even when it comes to crab (which I do like)I’m afraid to cook it because I usually eat alone and I’m always afraid I’m going to have a freak allergic reaction.

  16. I hope you did awesome today! Can’t wait to hear about it :)

  17. I hope it went well!!

  18. That looks like a good pre race dinner!!! I hope the race was fantastic :)

  19. Hope you had a great race! At the very least, you looked sassy in your bedazzled shirt!

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