One of the perks of being a teacher, besides my kick-ass students, are the breaks we get through out the year. Today starts the beginning of spring break, yeah!!!! Sadly, we are not going anywhere this time but I am looking forward to getting some quality time in with my kiddos, cleaning and organizing my space, and maybe even getting in a few quality runs. There’s just something great about knowing that you don’t have to set your alarm at night…. and I was CRAZY this morning and got to sleep into a whopping 7am….. I know I know, NUTS!
One of the bonuses of teaching where I grew up and had so much track success, is bringing my children back to enjoy a beautiful day a track meet. Yesterday was one of the first nice days we have had, and my track kids had a meet… so I packed up the old SUV and headed up to the school for some afternoon fun. I know fun is a relative term but I also know that Brady has been bitten by the track bug because not only does he want to race all of the time he cried when we left the meet yesterday and kept asking to go back…. YUP, he’s hooked! I guess we will see how much he REALLY likes running because we are putting him in the kids run tom at the Schoharie 5k. No we are not those crazy parents who force their kids to do things, this is by Brady’s request.
Speaking of tomorrow, I can’t believe I’m doing a 5k! I have heard that this is a hilly course, and while I typically choose not to do hilly courses, I decided that I really need a good hill work out AND I love to race….. Michael even says he wants to do it, so it could be a real family affair tomorrow. I’m extremely nervous because my runs this week have felt like pure hell, like some times you start off rough and then you feel better? Yeah, there is non of that happening here for me! I’m just hoping that I come home with hardware because I know that a PR is out of the question… and for now I’m ok with that… You can’t PR every race…. I guess.
Is there anything you do the night before a race to help you get ready when your body isn’t responding the way it usually does?
Good Luck to all my racing friends this wknd… PLR