Ever since the flight home on Tuesday, I've thought of nothing else but my next race... The Route 66 Marathon on Sunday in Tulsa, OK. The taper flew by (thank you Disney trip); however, now I'm feeling unprepared. I came home from Florida with a head/chest cold (which is better today). I've been doing more resting than running this week. Physically, that might be good for me, but it sure messes with my mental preparation for 26.2 ... or in this case 26.5.
My bedroom floor is a mess as I try to piece together an outfit...
|Geesh, I can't even decide on a color!|
which has me stalking the Tulsa weather forecast...
|My guess is that the 8:00 am start time will be somewhere in the low 40's?|
2. MISSING RACE RECAPS
I realized today that I failed to write blog recaps for two races this year... the incredible Ragnar Chicago Ultra Relay (June) and the Monster Dash 10k (October). What do you think? Should I voyage back in time and write it? Will you read it? Do you care? My OCD nature feels compelled to fill the holes. I'm just like that...
3. WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
I joined a holiday weight loss challenge two weeks ago (Halloween-to-Christmas time frame). The first week, I lost 3 pounds. Then I went to Disney World and gained the 3 back. Ah, the roller coaster of weight loss. My eating habits have been trashed this fall by our hectic schedules. It is time to refocus. I've got absolutely no wiggle room going into the holidays... literally. Last spring, I was at my lowest weight in years and got rid of my loose clothes. So things are tight and I can't go naked all winter, right?!
My ultimate goal is to lose 30 before the Eugene Marathon (OR) in April. I'm considering hosting another Weight Loss Challenge starting January 2 - bigger and better than the fall one. Anyone interested?