Alyssa and I have done 2 trail races together, but Sunday will be our first road race. If we don't get it right, we have another chance when we race together again the next weekend and if we still need more work, then the following weekend, we'll run a marathon together. I'm hoping she still likes me after doing this first road race with me!
Intellectually I understand the concept of running a race for "fun", but that never actually happens for me. Even the Pet Day 5K, which I said I wasn't going to "race", was a full out effort for me. There's just something about the race atmosphere that brings out my need for speed. I'm not super fast, but I still really enjoy passing people or making someone have to work really hard to pass me.
This Metric Marathon on Sunday won't be too bad because I promised Alyssa that we'd do a 9:20 average pace, even though I know from her half marathon time that she could run 16 miles at breakneck pace. :) I want her to still like me after the race, so I'll try to contain my inner race bitch for the day.
On an unrelated note, Faith and I made the journey to magical Waldorf, MD to pick up my bridesmaid dress yesterday. It took over 2 hours in the car (round trip) for a 5 minute dress pick up, but that's the price I pay for living in the boondocks. Faith was pretty good considering how much time we spent in the car, and I fully credit Cinnamon Toast Crunch for at least 30 minutes of quiet time. Bonus, my car now smells like a Cinnabon.
My best friend is getting married in November and I'm her maid of honor and in her defense, I think she tried to pick a nice dress. I really like the color and the top part is cute. The bottom part is cute too...it's the just the middle section that's problematic.
|Pockets deflect attention from my flip flop tan lines|
|Is that pouf or are you just happy to see me?|
I found out last night that she never actually saw the dress in person, so that explains a lot. Maybe I can take it to get it altered so I pouf out less? Or should I use that pouf to smuggle extra food into the wedding? The wedding is a week before the JFK 50, so carb loading will be a priority.
Are you a monster on the road during races or do you sometimes run races for fun?
Does my flip flop tan line deflect enough attention from the waist pouf?