Thanks for everyone’s constructive and supportive comments. At the advice of Aron, my coach and all ya’lls, I didn’t go for my 2nd run yesterday. Instead, I went to “Girls Wine Night” and ate a solid dinner (ok it was a turkey sandwich, but it had avocado and whole wheat walnut sourdough bread and I loved it so so so much) and forgot about running. I was good though– one glass of vino for this girl.
Before the wine night I ran by Fleet Feet to get my Cowtown packet. And oh boy I’m glad I did. I think, and don’t hold me to this, but I might be just a little bit excited about the race. There were tons of people in the store buzzing about their goals, training and times and it made me glad to be a small part of the running community. I spent some time chatting with other runners and they reassured me that they feel like I do sometimes, too and that they only way to bust out of a funk is to race hard and have a good time doing it.
I also spent an unnecessary 80 bucks. First of all, they had UCLA running socks so obviously I couldn’t pass those up (photo below)… and then I bought some compression socks. I was feeling a little anti, but when 9 people raved about them and I described how I’m deadlegged, I gave in. I slept in them last night and I think my legs and feet feel better. At any rate, they’ll be good for recovery. I also got a little rolly thingy (technical term) to roll out my arch. It’s been bugging me for ages and I really think it’s working.
I remember the days when I spent 80 bucks at JCrew or Anthropologie… now it’s Fleet Feet…oh well, in January I’ll resume spending cash on regular clothes!
Now I’m just going to focus on sleeping and eating well between now and Sunday. I’ll run a few miles tomorrow, pop on my compression socks and spend some quality time envisioning an awesome race. The weather looks perfect, I have always raced well at Cowtown and it’s time to fire it up.
Also below are two videos– one of Kara Goucher and one of Ryan Hall that never fail to inspire me. Ole!