Friday, November 21, 2008
Turkey Trot Training Update
The clock is ticking and I'm getting nervous about this Turkey run, which in fact is next week. I think to myself, "what have I gotten myself into?" So here's the rundown:
It has been getting colder...Texas colder but we runners are only cold the first 15 minutes after that it gets to feel pretty nice. Running with the Dallas group on Sunday mornings has been an uplifting experience. It is so nice to meet new people who love what you do as well. The only draw back is getting up so early and leave my warm bed and I have been having issues with my left side of my lower back, which in turn gives me issues with my hamstring on my left leg. I have been streching that muscle like crazy, I stopped streching it for several weeks and now I'm paying the price. My left toes get numb after running for 45 minutes and it is no fun, so i'm streching the heck out of it, last night my leg felt good so maybe i'm doing a good job.
I am also getting sick of eating pasta every Saturday night, but John is mixing it up alot so that helps.
I have already sign us up for the Turkey Trot run...yes, us. John and Sofia as well. They are doing the 3 mile run and Sofia also gets a bib and her Tot Trot T-shirt which I'm sure it won't fit but it will be her first T-Shirt run from many more to follow.
Our Coach Chrissy told us last night that we are more than ready for our Turkey run...but my nerves are getting the best of me. I have never ran in such a big event. I hear there will be thirty thousand people. But luckily, I don't have to cook, well, besides our famous pies that we will be cooking the night before.
I have also sign up for the 5-person Relay run in Dallas, December 14th. Our team is call: Lani's Warriors. How did we come up with the name? Well, it seems that I'm the only one that has a child still living at home, and no one wanted to use their childrens name, so I threw out Sofia's name and they said, well, yeah, that's cute but we need something else...so, I'll threw out Sofia's middle name, Lani then I said "How about Lani's Warriors?" and they loved it! More about this team in the weeks to follow.
Anyhow, in regards to weather it will be a nice day on Thanksgiving day, it'll be 68 degrees, and our run starts at 9am. It will still be in the 50's in the morning so I have to make sure that Sofia is very well cover; we'll take some photos and we'll share them with you. Wish me luck!