OK, maybe not officially hump day, but as far as my training goes for the week, it's definitely hump day!
I went to the douglas county high school track and ran a hair over 2 miles just to keep my legs loose and ready and to keep the blood flowing. Tomorrow will probably be an easy to moderate hike after work, thursday will be spent walking and standing around at six flags with the family, friday will be spent on the couch..All in preparation for the Darkside 8 HR Run on saturday!! This will be my first ever attempt at running for 8 hrs and I'm feeling a little bit intimidated..
Here's where I whip out all my pocket excuses as to why I'll fail on saturday, stuff like a lingering chest thing which keeps me from breathing and keeps me coughing all the time, the 40 extra pounds I'm toting on my soft frame, the fact I haven't run further than 2 hours in months, etc, etc..
But I'm not going to drag out those same old tired excuses. I'm not concerned that I will be DFL from the starting gun. Nope, not me.
I'm going to run like I haven't run in years. I'm going to keep moving forward at all costs. I'm going to manage my hydration like a pro and my nutrition like Gordon Ramsey.
I will smash all of my preconceived notions as to what my body is capable of. I will enjoy myself. I will enjoy the challenge.
I am looking forward to spending time with friends Kirsten and Sam, and all the super speedy people I don't yet know.
In other news, I actually got my pipes out and worked on my 2/4 marches..Yeah, come on!