So this morning I woke up bright and early (6:30 if you were wondering) and all I wanted to do was get moving - go for a run, go to the gym, something! I had to reel it in though and decided to do some stretching, laundry and coffee brewing. With less than 24 hours until my first of three runs for this weekend's Cape Relay, I need to rest these thunder thighs and work on maintaining my energy stores as best of possible - I will be needing every last one tomorrow and Saturday!
Getting on the road early with my delicious potato bread toast, pb, honey, cinnamon and banana car breakfast, because the early bird catches the worm, or something like that...well before pulling out of the garage, I took a peep at my phone as I plugged it into the car charger (thank god for those things!) and saw a little text inviting me to yet another relay....not this summer or fall...in 2 weeks! Now my immediate reaction was to write back YES - I love to torture my body by making it fire for three races in less than 24 hours on the regular! But the little voice of reason (you know, the one that kept me in bed this morning, instead of busting out a 5 miler), knocked on my noggen and said "WAIT!! You need to remember what your body felt like last year, post relay" Which was good advice, as last year I had a piriformis issue that lasted a good month and some painful runs later...so I kindly replied, I will let you know on Sunday - because I do want to do it, I just also want to be able to run my first 26.2, not to mention still be running past age 24!
This new relay, the Ragnar Relay, would take me from Yale (or New Haven, CT to be proper) to Harvard (Cambridge, MA) - so I would be able to say I did the Ivy's :) in a very similar about 200 mile, 12 team member, relay format - and I would be running 15 - 17 miles...Fingers crossed, my body holds out past Sunday and I can say yes :)
Garmin is back to tracking my mileage without lying about 3 minute miles :)
Back to being productive for me - and all of you reading this right now! It is difficult to stay busy when it is my Friday already!!!!