I am going to Oklahoma City to walk the Memorial marathon on Sunday, April 26, with a few of my friends. These wonderful ladies are all friends I have made in the online community that can be found at http://thewalkingsite.yuku.com. It is a great place to learn from others and maybe they can learn something from me, too.
I was able to get in a good 6 miles after work Wednesday day after work. When I got home, I made time to cook dinner and make some fresh iced tea. Later in the evening, I washed a few loads of clothes and started getting some things ready for the race this weekend. I have a little espresso machine, and I usually make my own iced espresso post race recovery drink. I don’t buy cheap coffee… there is one company that emails me every time they roast a fresh batch of Nicaraguan beans so that I can have the freshest coffee. Well, I made the first 4 shots and left the jar sitting by the sink. When I turned around to refill the espresso machine with water for the next round, I wasted the first batch. I said a few choice words as it went down the drain. I went on to make 8 total shots and chill them for the trip. I try to travel as cheaply as possible on a driving trip. No fast food restaurants or Starbucks with the exception of lunch when I get to OKC Saturday at about 11:30 am.
After work today, I walked down the street to the high school track to watch the track meet. There were several schools participating. High school kids crack me up. They can run really fast, but when the race is over, they can barely put one foot in front of the other.
Now, I am back home, cooking a little dinner for my husband, and washing one more load of clothes. Then I have to mix up my electrolyte drink and start packing for my trip.
I am so ready to leave town. I know that maybe it sounds a little selfish, but I have a goal. I plan for this marathon on Sunday to be my slowest ever. I am in training for a 100 mile race and pushing myself too hard on Sunday will be a big mistake. I am also trying to talk my kids into a trip to Lake Somerville. There is a trail that is 13 miles point to point that I could walk as a one day round trip for training.
Oh well, I guess that’s enough for now.