First, let me just say thank you to everyone who weighed in on yesterday’s post about possibly switching to intervals. I appreciated your stories, advice and support more than you know. This community is so amazing and I am so privileged to be a part of it.
And now, on to the big news.
I did it.
I treated myself to something pretty.
On Friday, I called our local running store and asked them if they had the Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 in the beetroot color in my size. They did and they were happy to set them aside for me. I went in on Saturday to try them on, and they were beautiful. Turns out they are a brand-new color, and I was the first person to even try on this particular pair of shoes.
They were meant to come home with me. And I loved that this is the first time these soles have touched pavement.
I tested them out on Monday, and they felt great. I’m going to alternate between my two pairs for a little while, but it’s going to be hard to resist running in that fun pink on my off days.
I’m still deciding whether or not they should have their debut at the Stadium Challenge on Friday. I guess I’ll decide as we’re walking out the door.
Speaking of Friday, I need some help.
The race is at night. We are both usually morning runners, so this makes it weird. My workout schedule for the week was supposed to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday runs with a Saturday bridge workout. Well, obviously Saturday is out because there is no way I’m getting up at 5 AM after a late run, and I don’t think Friday morning would be wise.
Of course, I’m going to have a lot of anxious energy, all day long, waiting for the gun to fire. I’ll be able to spend some of that getting my hair done (because lord knows my hair is in desperate need of some highlights and TLC), and then…. I don’t know.
Any advice on how we should schedule our day? What we should eat and when? We’re going to be at the venue for a while because there are about two hours between the kids’ run and our run, so I imagine it would be wise to bring some food with us for the interim.
How would you lay out your day leading up to the race?
Any last minute words of advice for me? I’m nervous going into this one.