Holla and happy Friday! I haven't done an F yeah Friday in a while, but I'm bringing it back! It's a collection of all things awesome in the week. Here are mine.
1) Feeling like your feet move ok.
After a couple weeks of a very odd workout schedule and little effort, I have decided I'd ease back into working out. My running confidence has been super low lately, and I've been feeling...at the lack of more elegant words: "chubs and slow", so I figured I'd go to the track and see what a 1:35 half marathon pace even feels like.
Turn out, half marathon goal pace doesn't feel bad, if you run it for 5 miles. It's probably a lot harder if you...you know...run longer...
3.5 miles in warmup and cooldown. 5 miles on track at 7:12, 7:13, 7:13, 7:12, 7:06 (oopsy...little quick on that last one...I think my brain decided to want to run under 36) = 35:56. This was a little bit of a confidence booster simply because I know this would have felt hard in the past but it doesn't anymore.
2) Poorly Written Popular Literature
I'm off to San Francisco this weekend! I can no longer call it "San Fran" as Roserunner informed me that it's "way not cool" to call it that. I'm pretty excited. And I'm actually excited to get on a plane too. Mostly because I want to continue reading the Hunger Games on my Kindle.
I know someone's not going to appreciate this, but The Hunger Games remind me of Twilight only with less "omg Edward": Poorly written but I can't stop turning the page.
Team Jacob, yo. Taylor Lautner's got it goin' on.
3) Boston Registration
It looks like the registration is going smoothly and lots of my blogger friends are gettin' in. Honestly, I was expecting much more of a drama show of the registration. I'm really excited for everyone who is going to run it.
I gotta admit, as someone who thought I would only run Boston once, making Boston harder to get into...makes me want to do it...mostly because I probably won't be allowed!
You cannn't always gettt whatcha wannnttt.
My "BQ" is the 3:35:16 I ran in Boston this last year. So I'm in the general pool. And it'll probably be full before I could register. But that's cool.
Groucho Marx said it best (and I'm paraphrasing): "I would never want to be a member of a club that would accept me as a member".
But anyways, congrats to all that were accepted into Boston, and I hope that some in the "BQ but not by more than 5 minutes" are able to register. It was an amazing experience, and I would recommend it to anyone crazy enough to want to run a marathon and qualify.
What was awesome about your week?
Did you register for Boston (or are you planning to)??