I didn't want to run this morning (I took Wednesday off too). My plan was to run today, tomorrow and Saturday before the race. Nothing fast or fancy - just little runs to keep my muscles fresh and ready. So I decided to run this afternoon and it didn't feel good.
1. Too many cars
2. People staring at me
3. My body isn't used to it
I have gotten so used to running with no one around that it was weird to have people watching me run. I actually felt self conscious and I was angry towards the end when a car came a little too close to me. Maybe my body got so used to running in the morning that it didn't like the change...It is weird because last year I was able to preform for 4-6pm bball practice all the time with no trouble. It's probably all mental.
Three days until the half marathon - I made my list of things I will need today at work. I looked at the forecast there is a possibility for rain so I had the idea that I will put the disposable camera in a zip lock bag so that it wont get too damaged. I was also thinking about showering the morning of the race so that I will look better in all the photos and not have morning "friz-tastic" gross hair.
Apparently everyone is obsessed with tapering. I will now put my two cents in - to me tapering is running without a watch. For me that is the most relaxed type of running because mentally I am always racing against the clock. If I don't have my watch, then my body and mind is able to relax. After reading many other blogs, that seems to be the biggest problem - relaxing and not being nervous for the race. I know that everyone who is racing this weekend will do great, and even if you are not racing I hope that you have a great weekend run!
Do you remember where you were 7 years ago today??