So, I've been sitting here and making a list of all the things I need to pack up for our trip this weekend. I am so afraid that I'll forget something. Like, I'll wake up Saturday morning and realize I forgot a hair band or my shoes. (I read about this guy in Runner's World who forgot his shoes and ended up running an entire marathon in hikers. Ouch!) So, I'm making a list. A list definitely makes me feel more calm. "Ohmmm." <---That's me trying to relax. I think it's working.
I ran my last training run today on the indoor track at the local community center. It was just 30 min + some speed intervals so I figured running around .125 mile track wouldn't drive me too crazy. (That track is SO short!) Well, the track didn't bother me so much but the people...oh, the people!! The track is basically four lanes between a brick wall and guardrails- walkers in lanes 1 and 2, runners in lanes 3 and 4- at least that's what it says on the wall. I can't even tell you how many times I would be slowed down because of walkers four abreast (totally had to look that word up) seemingly walking shoulder to shoulder with no room to squeeze through. So annoying!! I tried to not-so-subtly clear my throat and they usually noticed me and let me through but, even so, I just couldn't get in a real good groove, you know? That would never happen out on the wide-open road. A track is just too limiting for my "every-run-is-freedom" type of attitude. Anyway, right now- indoor track = way too many people with new year's resolutions. Maybe I'll go back in a few weeks when things have died down a bit. Or just stay on the treadmill until the snow goes away... Sigh.
In happier news- I finally X'd out the last workout on my marathon training plan that has been on the fridge for the past 4 months!!! WahOo!