Sorry I’ve been a little MIA this week… I’ve been crunching through a busy time at work. Thank you guys so much for the positive energy about my 21 mile long run last Saturday :) Hard long runs are part of being a runner and it’s all practice for the big dance in 12 short days. Wow, 12 days. It honestly doesn’t feel real. Is this really happening? Am I really running the Boston marathon? Geeze… what a trip. I feel so lucky to be here.
My knee is really cooperating, too. Besides being sore on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, my knee didn’t ache or anything. Yesterday (Tuesday), I went and got a sports massage with a focus on my hips/gluts/ITB/knee area. The hour massage was so relaxing and refreshing, and I left feeling like all (if any) of the kinks were worked out. My friend, Mags, surprised me with a gift card for a massage after the Boston marathon the other day, actually! What a thoughtful gift :) I feel so lucky to have great friends.
I ran for 3 light miles yesterday. Music in my ears. Wind (really strong wind, actually) in my hair. Trails underneath my feet. I feel so lucky to have great health right now.
I tried thinking realistically what my goal time should be for Boston, but just couldn’t. It’s so hard to say… I run on trails at 5600′ altitude, with 1500-2000′ elevation gains on any given long run. My pace here probably can’t compare to what it’ll feel like to run on a flat/downhill paved road at sea level. The “goal” post will happen at some point, but I’ve still got to figure out what my real goals are! I feel so lucky to have trained at altitude. I know it’ll help when I reach Boston.
That’s all for now, I guess. I can’t wait to share with you some really delicious-looking pictures from a girls night we had a few days ago. And I have a post about Boston weekend plans so any blogger buds that wanna meet up, we can figure out the whens/wheres :)
What do you feel lucky to have/be a part of right now?