You know that 'holy crap' moment when you realize exactly what you have done? Sometimes it's because you just spent an obscene amount of money at Costco (you know you've done it), maybe you just bought a ridiculous pair of shoes (guilty), or you just bumped your car into something (yikes!). Yeah, that moment. I've been living that moment since getting confirmation that I was accepted to run in the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run. What?????? The stuff just got real. Really, really, real.
Remember my last race? It's kinda hard for me to forget it. And I would love to! I liken it to paying to be tortured for over 6 hours. Hell on a mountain. A BAD day. With altitude. But.....in for a penny in for a pound I guess. Some people never learn. If you fall off the horse... blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.... So, on June 3, 2016, instead of celebrating the last day of school with my two boys, I will be swearing, cursing, moaning and occasionally running up a few mountains.
How have I been preparing you might ask?
I bought shoes of course! 3 pair of Altras should get me through training and the race, right? Shoes, check!
I'm tweaking my diet to eat a little less junk and better food to help my body run better. It's a work in progress. Diet, check!
I'm working on overall strengthening. Every year I tell myself that I need to cross train more, this year I'm making it happen. I'm into my second week of overall strength training mixed with some shorter runs. My legs are zapped. Tomorrow I rest and Saturday I have my first decent length run in the mountains with a few dirt lovin' friends.
And so it begins.