When school is closed for two weeks and lots of holiday hoopla is thrown in the mix with a trip to Disney in between, I struggle to know/care what day it is.
But it’s Friday and I need to know that it’s Friday so that I am aware of my long run on tap for tomorrow.
I really look forward to my Saturday early morning long runs if you want to know the truth.
There’s something really fun about knowing it happens every week; the thinking about it, getting up for it, making my way through it, fully exhausting myself, working up a crazy appetite and then relaxing for a bit while on an endorphin high before enjoying the rest of a weekend.
Fridays are slowly becoming that day where I tell you everything I forgot/hadn’t had a chance to tell you about all week.
Yesterday’s first birthday party was really the perfect way to start the year.
Just seeing rainbow cookies (okay and my family too) makes the little girl in me smile.
I really love the Lulu Vinyasa Scarf and have taken to wearing it however I want if it’s correct or not.
I found the vinyasa scarf to be a great travel companion. It’s super soft and lightweight yet keeps you real cozy.
I wrap it as a scarf, sometimes I unbutton the snaps, I have tried it as a vest, a shirt, worn it long to around my neck to reach my hands as a handwarmer yet I still check in with the multitude of YouTube videos displaying a bazillion other variations to keep coming up with more.
In fact, this scarf is helping me to hide the fact that I have NOTHING TO WEAR. Sure, I found a few tops to wear in the warm weather of Disney but now it’s January in New York and winter clothes I have none.
I don’t even want to talk about it.
I got my dad the best birthday gift ever.
It’s the thought that counts and I was thoughtful enough to realize he deserved a 26.2 for his car.
He ran the New York City Marathon three times when I was little (did you read his guest post? It was a good one) and that’s three more than me.
We joke that people may report his car stolen now because he doesn’t look the part of a 26.2 finisher but he did it and deserves to flaunt it.
Not everyone can sport a 26.2 on their car and it doesn’t matter how many years ago someone completes the distance.
There’s no expiration date on completing a race. It’s always yours for advertising.
It’s on my mind, you know. The New York City Marathon? Yeah. I am thinking about it.
Just thinking for now but it’s more thinking than in previous years and even though I said I would never, we know you should never say never.
I know my base mileage is in place. I know that I can do it. I even have a three-tiered goal that starts with just finish and ends with the time I should strive for if I were to really try:
1- just finish in one piece 2- finish under 4 hours 3- finish 3:45 or under.
It’s just, do I really want to do it?
My body operates really well with what I do right now. Part of me gets nervous to up things any further and feels like I should leave well enough alone.
But, when I tell my dad I ran 15 miles on a random Saturday morning, he likes to tell me how many more miles until I reach 26.2 and that I am not far off.
Hmm. I don’t know but when I know, you will be the first people I tell.
Have a terrific weekend!
What’s the next race on your calendar? Are you training for a marathon?
Do you have a race magnet on your car?
Favorite store to buy clothes? Have you found anything good recently for winter?