Okay…so…I’ll be leaving for NYC in a week from tomorrow. Things don’t feel real just yet. I don’t know if it’s because my training coming out of Golden has been all over the place, but it doesn’t really feel like I’m running a marathon next weekend. I have basically been in taper mode for what feels like forever now (probably not the best approach). This marathon is going to hurt and it’s going to be incredibly slow…but I think it will also be the very best day. I’m still so mind-boggled at the fact that I am actually going. We have a group chat going on in Instagram and a bunch of us (many who I haven’t met yet!) are making plans for the weekend. It’s going to be a few days of “pinch me” moments for sure.
I’ve done a 10-miler and a few 10km runs so that should count for something, right? I think I’ll be okay! I did want to get one longer run in but I think it’s too late for that now. Getting back on track and running after Golden wasn’t as hard as I expected but my body didn’t feel like it could handle as many miles. I’m not surprised by this and kind of just decided to do what felt right. If that meant a 10-miler, great. If that meant three days of rest in a row, great. NYC is about the experience anyway so even if I have to take walk breaks during the race, I’ll get it done! I’ll have all kinds of photo opportunities, right? 😉
Also – if you’ve run NYC before, please tell me the expo is stocked with gear. Every single piece of women’s apparel is sold out online. One of my coworkers told me not to worry and that there will be plenty at the expo…I just need more reassurance. Hah. I need this jacket:
I just have to get through the rest of this week and weekend…then I think it will all start to sink in and feel real. I’m having a shelving unit from CB2 delivered on Friday and hoping my uncle can come and drill it into my wall this weekend (I don’t own power tools and even if I did, I wouldn’t trust myself). This is the one I got (fingers crossed it doesn’t look too massive in my tiny condo):
I also ordered some prints and frames from Chapters so those need to go up too. I’ve been living in my place for 10 months and I still have so much to do. I was reminded by a reader that I owe you a tour of my home and I haven’t forgotten! Things have just taken a bit longer than I expected. It’s coming though…eventually.
Anyway…how’s that for a random Wednesday post? Hah.
Have a great day!