If you've followed me, you know the title says enough.
I have not run a 3+ hour marathon since the beginning of 2009 when I ran a 3:03 in Houston off a horribly written plan. I had no idea what I was doing back then.
But I will say that despite the craptastic finish time, I had the absolute BEST time that entire weekend. I had my best friends down to watch, and a lot of uncontrollable laughter filled the apartment we stayed in. Seriously, who stashes SIX bikes on a SUV and drives 7 hours down to Chicago with plans to wear mad cow costumes? I have awesome friends :).
|Not quite sure what R is doing here. Must be some sort of cheer-squad move or interpretive dance.|
|Yep, this happened. A cool enough cheer crew to make the Chicago Tribune! Photo credits to the Chicago Tribune.|
But mostly, I'm taking time some time off and will enjoy some extra free time this week to work on some fun non-running projects, work on my blog and coaching goals, cook some fun meals, and enjoy some fun time with Nate!! A 3:01, though disappointing, does not define me and is certainly not an accurate reflection of what I've done this summer. So, it's time to let loose & celebrate the opportunities I have.
Although... not too much. NYC is in 20 short days!! :)
|You'll find me dancing my little heart away this week!! Stop over, call, or email if you'd like to join me!|
I'll leave you with some Monday Motivation: