Rant & Running
I hope everyone who had today off from work enjoyed a nice lazy morning. Unfortunately I am not one of those lucky people and am drinking the standard 10 cups of coffee needed to get through a Monday morning!
Before I jump right into running stuff I want to take a minute to put out a PSA: dear drivers in South Florida, putting on your EMERGENCY flashers so that you can park in front of a store while your friend/family member runs into a store “real quick” is ILLEGAL and when you do this and cause a traffic jam it’s just so freakin RUDE!
I’m not referring to a specific incident here, I’m referring to the many times per week I see this happen. I just really don’t understand how people can be so oblivious to what’s going on around them … Or worse know that they are causing a back up of traffic and just not care. Just pull into a damn parking spot, please!
I wish there was a citizens arrest equivalent for giving out traffic tickets so I could cite every single person who does this! ARGH!
Okay, so now that I have gotten that out of my system let’s talk running :). After realizing that the reason my calves were unhappy was due to dehydration I started drinking more water and the issue completely went away! Thumbs up to that!
This weekend I did 5 easy miles on Saturday and 8 breezy miles on Sunday at my favorite place:
Now it’s time to mentally prep for the Miami Half Marathon this coming Sunday. While I’m not going for a PR, a race always require a little mental prep right? This is especially true because Adam and I will be going out of town Thursday night and not coming home until Saturday afternoon. That means I’m not really going to be in “half marathon running mode” all weekend. Instead I’ll be rushing around like a… race car. (I hate that saying about the chicken and his head but it’s applicable here.)
I thought about skipping the Miami Half altogether, but a friend of mine is running the full marathon and I really want to be there to cheer her on. Plus I am trying to complete the Florida Storm Series this year and if I skip the Miami Half then I will definitely need to do the Sarasota Half in March just a week after the Miami Beach Half. That’s not ideal aaaaaaand our weather right now IS ideal!
The day of the Miami Half it’s supposed to be sunny with a high of 72*F. Does it get any better than that? This whole week of running is going to be pretty great (based on the weather forecast).
No snow for us, but that’s okay. I will live vicariously through all of your wintery pictures on blogs, Instagram, etc! 🙂
If there is one thing that visiting New York last month taught me it is that I hate having to put on and take off a bunch of layers!
If you have today off work, any special plans?
Have you ever raced when it was snowing out?