Guys, I ran two days in a row. Crazy right? I know I have been trying to be all bad ass by refusing to train for my race and all, but deep down I'm sort of terrified and needed to prove to myself that I could still physically run. I can! So that's a relief. I did 3 miles yesterday and 2 miles this morning. And if you add that up, that's still way less that I should have run on my last long run before a 10 mile race, but that's neither here nor there.
How did it feel? It felt good. I forgot how much fun morning runs are. It's nice to be up and outside at dawn when it's nice and peaceful and, dare I say, cool outside. Yeah, cool. It was in the 60s Sunday and Monday mornings, and that for us is considered "cool." The humidity was still about 70% so it was thick and cool, but thick and cool trumps hot and humid every time. I'm going to try and run at least two more times this week, just to make sure I will be all lubed up and ready to go on Saturday night for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler.
Based on my run how do I think Saturday is going to go? One word: slow. I did 2/1 intervals (where I only ran 1 minute - yeah, I know) and it felt good. I pumped it up to 2 minutes for a couple of intervals and that just made me tired, so I might stick with running 1's for the race, just so I don't totally poop out by mile 3. Maybe 90 seconds. I dunno, I'll play with it this week. I’m not going to try and be a hero and run longer than I've run in the last couple of months just because it's a race. But I might. Wow, I really have no plan, I'm just going to fly by the seat on my pants (or running shoes) on Saturday night and see how it goes.
Outside of running, the weekend was a good one. We were reunited with our favorite festival - the Epcot Food and Wine Festival -on Saturday night. It was great, as usual. But so stinkin' crowded. I think we will only be visiting Food and Wine on weeknights from now on, because weekend days/nights are a little ridiculous. Depends on the concert schedules though, because you know we like our Eat to the Beat concerts. Starship was there this weekend. Remember them? We Built This City, We Buit This City on ROCK N ROLL! And, they actually sing one of my fave songs from one of my absolute fave 80's movies, Mannequin (I heart Andrew McCarthy) - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now. You know you remember that one. Fun times!
Alright, that's all I've got for now. I’m going utilize my endorphin high from my morning exercise to power me through today. Hope you're having a great one!