Under two weeks until race day. Gulp.
I'm going to try to think everything out this week, and be organized. I'm going to get my haircut (it's at that nutty in-between stage where I can't put it in a ponytail, but it's getting long and irritating. Just cut it off!). Make a decision on my race-day outfit (ordered a new cold-gear hoodie from Under Armor - bright green so the girls can easily find me! Hope it fits...and damn, it's getting cold out!). Drive out to the course so I can time how long it takes to get there. Figure out what I'm going to pack Ray and the girls to snack on while I run, and find all their coats/gloves/hats to keep them warm that morning. I need to make a list...
Training this week is easy - 3 miles, 3 miles, then 6. I had to break in my new shoes on my 8 mile run the other day. I went out on what should have been an easy 4 mile run last week, and my legs were killing me after just a mile. I was getting that feeling I would need to change shoes for a while now, but thought I could hold out until after the race, but that awful 4 mile run convinced me it needed to be done. My legs were tight at the beginning of the 8 miles, but then they seemed to "relax" and felt great the rest of the run. Glad I had the new shoes handy!
My oldest is home today with Strep...hoping I don't get it, but if I do, it better show up this week. Vit. C and handsoap will be my best friends this week!