Goofy2011 087Okay, so this is supposed to be week 18, but I do not know how to count, so this week 17 redo.  I also realized I had signed up for a run called the New Years double, which I had committed to running a 1/2 marathon on New Years Eve and again on New Years Day.  Again I do not know how to count, and realized that I was doing 2 1/2 marathons within 9 days of the marathon.  Sigh.  So why did I sign up for this run, in a word bling:

doubleIt is a cool medal with magnets!  However, I realized as I lined up on Monday for the run, in a cold and rainy day this may not have been worth it but I have had already paid.  So I was committed and off I went on the 1/2 marathon.  The best part is I PR for the year and ended my half in 2:18.  I was very happy considering the conditions.  When I woke up the next day, I was still a little sore and knew I that another 1/2 would be a struggle.  I also realized I did not want to take a chance so close to the marathon, so I decided to run the 5k instead.  Probably the best $10 I spent to change to run the race.  Turned out I had a great run, 26:20 for the 5k, and I just looked at the results, and I won the Clydesdale division for the race.  More bling, although I am not sure I will get it, just noticed this:

You must be present at the award ceremony to get your award. Awards are breakable and will not be mailed.

Damn!  C’est la vie.  I will send an email.  Smile  So here is my week, and only 1 week left! 

This is the week of training (novice2):

Monday

13

Tuesday

3.1

Wednesday

rest

Thursday

4 hills

Friday

Rest Rest Rest

Saturday

5

Sunday

Cross

Have a great and blessed week!