I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Friday, March 10, 2006
Max HR and race changes
Anyway, some changes in my race schedule. Since Rucky Chucky got cancelled, I asked Lisa if I should try and replace it. Chuckanut is same day and kind of local (north of Seattle), nice run (all but first and last 6M on flat wide dirt path), and Krissy Sybrowsky from Montrail is an RD. So I emailed her (the race was full since January) and got in.
Another addition is Miwok 100k on May 6. I know some people who did double last year (Zane/Miwok) and swore by the training effect for WS100. I entertained this idea - and I l-o-v-e-d that race - but decided against it - too much travel. Just in case, AFTER the race filled up, I emailed and put my name on wait list. Ha - what do you know - it's nice to be personal friends with an RD and be (somewhat by some opinion) a good addition, so I just got an email that I am in with a few more folks. I had enough miles accumulated on my credit card, so at least the ticket is free, as well as Jason graciously allowed me to stink his place in SF again. So there. Sounds like fun. Sick kind of fun, but still...
The sun broke out today. That snow I was talking about yesterday disappeared as quickly as piled up. It was nice looking in the window till like 4 pm, but in real life, the roads were dirty and brown, everything was wet and quite disgusting. I made a morning run while it was still clean enough, but bailed out of afternoon's double. Figured I could use a break and eat some ice-cream! What means I need to be cautious again about my food choices and start thinking. I hate that! And my husband, who eats like a pig (as much of a pig you can be when I cook since I eat the same food), excercises no more than I do, yet is skinny as a stick! Why life is so unfair? And then he'd see me sneaking PBJ and lecture how I want to keep my weight steady. Arrghh!!!
Two long runs this weekend, but he (Oleg) is taking the car for a climbing trip. Have to figure out how to get to trails or make it road-gym-road combo...or may be not. I'll see what I can do.