Sunday however, I signed myself up to do the Folsom Lake Trail Runners Winter Series final race out a Beal's Point. It was only 3.5 miles and my "plan" was to take it nice and easy and treat this as my "recovery run." Yeah, I should know better right? The first 1.5 miles WAS hard and definitely SLOW. My IT band is not in good shape these days and any downhill portion I look like I have a pegleg but after a while things loosened up and I felt "better." I felt so good in fact . . . that old (short distance) competitor in me came out. I spotted one woman . . . "mmm, she looks like she could be in my age bracket. I better take her out". . . pass . . . then I saw a couple of young kids . . . "mmm, I can't have those young whipper snappers beating me now can I?" . . . pass . . . then going up the final paved hill I saw another woman . . . "she's mine!" . . . pass. My time was 27:57 which is generally speaking slow for me for a 3.5 race but considering I ran 24 miles the day prior . . . I'll take it . . . and second place in my age bracket!
This week is an exciting week for many reasons. I am taking tonight off completely to rest my knee and because tomorrow night I'll need all the bounce I can get as I sit third row in front of Bon Jovi!! This trailmomma will be rockin it tomorrow night at ARCO Arena!
Wednesday it is back to work with our weekday group workout. We're approaching the taper for Way Too Cool which is a week from Saturday. Eek! I feel ready. Nervous and excited but ready.
The Peanut is also ready . . . she's been hamming it up lately and it totally makes me smile. She's been dishing out the hugs lately too which I absolutely love and need.
"Yo Dad look at me!"
Seriously, how can you not just hug her all day long!