You know you live in Texas when your laundry looks like this (see picture right) and you are headed out on a run dressed like this (see picture below). Somehow to get through last week I needed every pair of tights I own (all three pairs), the warm ones for temps in the 20's the other two for weather in the 30's or 40's and a few running skirts, WHAT? Yep, somehow I had to wear everything from tights to a skirt. Now I am not complaining because here I am typing this post wearing shorts and a tshirt. I am just saying this is some nutty weather. Oh and yes for those of you with eagle eyes those bright green things are a pair of Recovery Socks, dang I love them. I think I might just love running gear in general.
This is my first week of tapering and I love it. My plan is to do my back to backs but, they will be in the 10-12 mile range instead of around 30. I am getting pretty excited about this race.
I was reading Jamie Donaldson's Blog yesterday (she won Badwater last year, making her my hero) and she somehow ran like 164 miles for a training week and followed it with some amazing 7mm pace in a 38 mile race the following week. I would love to know what her legs are made of, :). That is just so dang impressive. When I read about these super amazing athletes I always am inspired to push myself just a little more.
Oh and on that note, sort of. Last week I posted about my friend asking me about: What made me think I could run 100 miles, and I was saying it was because of training and who I was. I was thinking about the post later on and I left out my Mom, I mentioned my siblings and my Dad but, I didn't say that I grew up with a Mom who would dive into any task. In fact one thing that I remember from childhood is that once we were landscaping the backyard and we needed some postholes dug, you know my grandmother (maternal) flew out and ran a post hole digger with my Dad. Now if that doesn't make you think women can do anything men can do I don't know what would. So I guess I am saying that growing up I had parents that showed me by example that you can do anything you set your mind to and you can see that reflected in me and my siblings.