Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dopey Training, Week #7

7 weeks of training down - in 7 more weeks, I'll be a Dopey Challenge finisher! It's incredible to think about! Training went very well this week, despite a series of challenges.

Monday - 2000 meter swim; Pure Barre class
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - sick/rest
Thursday - sick/rest
Friday - 5.25 mile run
Saturday - 10 mile run
Sunday - 14 mile run

So, as you can see, Race Simulation week experienced a bit of a hiccup. I woke up on Wednesday morning and my throat hurt terribly and I was feeling very tired. My resting heart rate was also elevated. I know the standard for "should I run when I'm sick" talks about if it's neck UP then you're OK to run, but I have a healthy respect for strep throat - so if my throat is involved at all, then I'm calling it a rest day.

I kept telling myself that this race simulation was not necessary. I know that I can complete the 4 races. I completed the big two (Goofy) in 2012 when I hadn't really run more than 4-5 miles for 2 months prior. Not that I'm recommending that approach but I had been injured during MCM 2011 and I did what I needed to do. But training is just going so well and I want to keep up my momentum. Still, it's best to get to the start line healthy! So I took the day off.

Thursday morning, my throat felt a bit better - but I had big plans with my youngest daughter that night for her birthday and I didn't want to compromise feeling well for the show. So I took another day off.

Friday morning I woke up and I felt pretty good and my throat didn't hurt at all. So I went for a short run - the mileage for Run #2 of the race simulation. I wanted to see if I would cough or have trouble catching my breath. And I didn't! YAY!

Saturday's run was a bit harder only because the congestion had started to clear which meant my nose was running like crazy. And I wasn't able to sleep well on Friday night. I met my friend BJ to run together and she had 8 miles on her training plan (followed by a bike ride) and I had to work all day - so we ran early and I continued on for 2 more miles to get in my full 10 miler. I felt great during the run and for most of the day at work, but when I got home, I was exhausted. I fell asleep at 9 PM! LOL

After 8 miles on Saturday! BJ left for her bike ride and I headed out to do 2 more on my feet!
BJ met again to run this morning at the Mountain - my heart rate was not a normal as it had been Saturday morning (when it was the closest to normal as it has been all week) but I had done 10 miles and worked 7 hours and I was still congested. So not surprised. But I hadn't been coughing, except that my throat was dry from the mouth breathing! LOL All of it is in my head and sinuses. Annoying. But not horrible.

Post 14 miles in the cold and wind! We are totally Dopey! 
The temps were warmer than yesterday morning but the wind was crazy which made it feel bitterly cold! And we were doing the Mountain which means the hills you would expect! So it was a nice, slow pace and we just got it done step by step! I felt great the rest of the day at work, except my sinuses were killing me with the pressure. My boss gave me a cold/sinus med which helped SO much!

So now I'm home and I ate warm soup for dinner and am getting ready to take my Epsom salts bath. Then I'm heading to another early bedtime! Tomorrow is a rest day for me - and Recovery Week! I am going to try to set up my new smart trainer and see if I can't get the whole system communicating. Ok, I won't lie... I'm just hoping that I can figure out how to take my rear wheel off! :)

This is going to be the best training tool ever. Once I figure it out! 
Happy Training! And Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dopey Training, Week #6

Well, it seems hard to believe, but I am officially halfway done with Dopey training! 6 more weeks of training, then a 2 week taper, and then BOOM! It's time to do this thing! I really can't believe how quickly the time is passing! I get more and more excited with each passing week!

This was a "One Long Run" week, and this is how training played out this week. I have had to make a few adjustments to the training plan to accommodate "real life" but so does everyone!

Monday - 8 mile run; Pure Barre class
Tuesday - 60 minute trainer ride
Wednesday - 8 mile run; Pure Barre class
Thursday - rest day
Friday - 3 mile run
Saturday - 15 mile run
Sunday - rest day

There was supposed to be another cross training day in there (swimming) but I got my hair colored yesterday and I didn't want to immediately jump into the pool today nor did I want to do a trainer ride after a long run yesterday. Also, due to my work schedule next weekend, I'm going to have to start my race simulation two days early, so a rest day today actually is the best thing overall! And that's really what is the most important thing - considering the overall training plan and not just the individual workout. The cumulative training effect is really important and has to be forefront in my mind!

Physically I am feeling great. I started off the week feeling fairly tired and sore, but considering that I ran 2 long runs last weekend while I drove to Tennessee and back on the same days... it's not surprising that I was stiff! It's not easy to sit in the car for 4-5 hours right after you've run 10-13 miles! But I kept up with my rolling and stretching, and didn't push incredibly hard in any workout, and over the course of the week I started to feel much better. My long run was yesterday and it was the longest run I've done since the marathon in February (I think??) and it felt fabulous! My pace was strong and I was only a little sore. I woke up today feeling even better!

Mentally, I'm hesitant. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. I keep waiting for the injury, just like it always does when I'm training for a marathon. It usually happens about a month before the race, which is just a few weeks away. I think it keeps me from really enjoying myself with the training. I'm scared. :( I'm trying to remember that all I can do is my best - and hopefully I won't get injured again. But I can do all the 'right things' and I might still end up with an injury. So I want to try my best to enjoy myself! After all, this is my hobby! This is what I do to de-stress from life! It makes no sense for it to contribute to my stress! LOL

This coming week is a race simulation! I'm really looking forward to it, if you can believe that! It's going to be starting on Tuesday this week and go until Friday! With a little faith, trust, and Pixie dust, I'll get it done! :D

Happy Training, friends!! :)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dopey Training: Week #5

Last week's training was the beginning of the 2nd rotation in my Dopey cycle - and this meant that I did two "long runs". Sort of a miniature "Goofy" training, which I think is a great idea. After all, it's those last two distances that will be the most demanding. I do one race simulation per month but that week of two long runs two weeks before the simulation is also good for simulating the stresses my legs will be under during Dopey!

Here is what the week looked like:

Monday: 7 mile run/Pure Barre class
Tuesday: XT (60:00 bike - trainer)
Wednesday: 8 mile run/ Pure Barre class
Thursday: XT (60:00 swim)
Friday: 10 mile run
Saturday: 13 mile run (Harvest Half Marathon - race report right before this post)
Sunday: rest day

8 miles will be the longest run I do during the week, so I'm almost up that distance. I want to make it feel easy, if that makes sense. It's a little further than I would normally go during the week during full marathon training, but since I'm not going to run further than 16 miles (my sweet spot - every time I go further than that in training I get injured) in my long runs, and I want to still keep up my overall volume, I have to add a couple of miles to those weekday runs. And I since I have the time to do it, it makes sense to build up to that now and keep it at that level until recovery weeks and/or taper.

I got to select my Fast Passes for the trip on Saturday and they really worked out beautifully once I had a moment to really consider it. I hope I haven't under-estimated the time it will take to get to the parks, but I have most everything scheduled to get me back to my room very early. And I will need to balance walking around enough with not tiring myself out! I felt like we had that perfect balance during the Dark Side Challenge trip, so I'll have to go back and see if I wrote any reports about that weekend! Of course, once Dopey is complete, all bets are off! I'll be back in "Close the Parks" mode (which won't be hard because they are closing super early while I'm there! LOL).

This week (since it's already Wednesday) is a One Longer Run week and, like last month, I'm feeling much more tired and sore. I'm not sure if it's from the two long runs last week or just the overall volume. Regardless, I'm actually really excited to get to the Race Simulation again next week! ;) Also, I have 2 weeks until the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, which will be the completion of the Triple Peach. That is going to be during Recovery Week so it will be a nice chance to practice keeping a slow pace in a race atmosphere!

Thanks for keeping up with my training! Hope training and racing is going well for everyone! Look for the report for Week #6 this coming weekend!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Race report: Harvest Half Marathon

When parenting and training collide...

my older daughter moved to Tennessee in August to train with the Nashville Ballet! Her first performance was scheduled for this past Friday evening. In the world of training, this weekend was my 2nd "double long run" week. I was able to do my 10 miler early on Friday morning thanks to BJ who was willing to start in the dark and run with me before I had to leave at 10 AM. But that 13 miles was potentially problematic. I didn't know any place to get that many miles early enough to still have any time with my daughter before I had to leave to come back home.

Enter the Running in the USA calendar!

I plugged in the state of TN and scrolled down to the date I was interested in. I found a half marathon that was only about 20 minutes away from the hotel where we were going to be staying! It benefits the YMCA which was another good thing. I wasn't exactly sure about registering due to the weather, but as the forecast cleared out, I pulled the trigger and wished for the best.

I got back to the hotel Friday evening around 9:00 central time and wanted to go to bed right away, but had to get things ready for the next morning. I was given a late checkout of noon, but I wasn't sure I was going to take it, or if I would just shower at the YMCA since I'm a member of the Y in GA and we have privileges at any Y in the country. I'd play it by ear so I'd need to take all of my stuff to the car with me (and since I am a chronic over-packer, this would be a lot of stuff). Also, my Fast Passes would open up at 6 AM central time for my Dopey trip, so I would need to be awake early to get that done before I left for the race. Yes, it was completely crazy!
Flat Niffercoo
Thanks to my Friday run with BJ, I knew I'd be wearing a tank and skirt for the race. I wore a short sleeve tee and capris on my Friday run in similar conditions and was overheating from the very beginning. Unfortunately, due to getting into the car to drive 4 hours within an hour of running 10 miles, my legs were stiff and sore and I had a really hard time sleeping. I finally got back up at put some Deep Blue Rub on the most sore spots and that helped.

The most exciting part of the morning was when I accidentally shut off the alarm instead of hitting snooze. I was planning to wake at 5, roll and stretch leisurely, and then be all ready to go by 6 when I would sit down and sip my Generation UCAN while I enjoyed making my Fast Past selections. Instead, I woke up with a start at 5:55 AM, realized my error, booted up the laptop while I ran to the bathroom and then came back and started to foam roll while I was getting the FP pages to load. Then I got annoyed that the FP selection was working differently than the last time I did it and I had planned it out in a way that was making it much more difficult. Then I couldn't get the one FP I really wanted. Once I got the most important ones set (plus the one I couldn't get), I ran around and got dressed for the race. Then I sat down, gulped down my UCAN, and finished the rest of the fast passes. I only ended up leaving about 10 minutes later than I planned, and I kept my fingers crossed that it wasn't going to be a problem.

I need not have worried or rushed because the traffic was light and there was only a short line for packet pick up. The YMCA had plenty of parking and I was able to be close to the start. There were only 2 porta potties that I saw, but I never waited longer than 2-3 minutes to use them. I finally got a peek at the course map and was delighted to discover this was an out and back course so no worries about getting lost! WOOHOO!

I picked up my packet, went back to the car and put on my bib, and went to the start area. The corrals were unofficial and marked by a volunteer holding up a pace per mile card. I was a bit freaked out by the fact that the slowest was 10:00/miles, but since this was really a training "race" for me, I decided not to worry about it. It was an out and back on a greenway where I couldn't get lost. If I was one of the last ones, it was no big deal. I was carrying my Nuun in a handheld and I would be self-sufficient! I would be fine! Again, I need not have worried!

The national anthem was sung and a color guard from a local school presented the flag. The chaplain from the Y prayed for us, and the race started 3 minutes early! Not too bad at all! We headed out down the greenway and I was immediately taken aback by the beautiful colors all around me. Our leaves in GA haven't changed much but the ones in TN were strikingly beautiful! I would have stopped to take a picture but it was very foggy and there were people all around me.

I waited to start intervals once the field was spread out a bit, which took maybe a half a mile. Then I settled in to run my 2:00/0:30 intervals. I continue to be surprised at how well this interval is working for me. I wouldn't have dreamed that I would like a 30 second walk or that it would feel like any sort of "break", but I guess maybe Jeff Galloway knows what he's talking about! ;)

Since this was really a training run for me, I knew that it would be important that I keep a close eye on my pacing. This is the first week of the 2nd month of training and I would not have a recovery week coming up as I did after last month's 10 miler. I would run the first 5 miles at a "comfortable" pace of 11:00-11:30 per mile and then move to 10:30-11:00 per mile for the next 5. I was going to allow myself a bit of freedom for the last 5K but I would never push myself. It was not a race. I set up my watch so I could keep my current mile pace in view, and did not worry about overall pace.

I did no warm up run because I only needed 13 miles and when I do that my first couple of miles are usually quite slow. When I'm racing, that can be a problem, but again - not racing! LOL My first mile came in at 10:34 but I wasn't concerned because I knew I hadn't started intervals right away. The next mile was 10:54 and I was surprised but not overly concerned. This was a really flat greenway. It was a struggle the next two miles to keep it around 11:00/mile and it was getting on my nerves. I decided that I would be OK with it as long as I stayed between 10:30 and 11:00 at least until I got to the turn around, so I would know what to expect on the course. I was also concerned about my hips which were extremely tight from the run and car ride the day before. I didn't want to do anything to compromise my training.

There were 2 fairly significant hills right around the middle of the course and that was the only time I wanted to walk more, but just about the time I felt I couldn't do it, my walk break would come and give me just enough time to catch my breath. Once I hit the turn-around, I figured that I would pace by feel. After all, if I wanted it to be "comfortable" then I needed to just run at what felt "comfortable". Absolutely no pushing allowed and if I found myself feeling out of breath and I wasn't going up a hill, then I would make sure to slow it up. That was much better mentally than trying to keep to a strict time guideline and I enjoyed the course a lot more after that. I didn't need to take any water on the course since I was carrying my Nuun, but there were several water stops and Gu at the turn around point. There were volunteers at any place on the greenway where there could be a question about which way to go. They were friendly and encouraging.

By the time I reached the last mile or two of the race, I was fairly alone. I passed one or two people but that was about it. I got back to the finish line at the YMCA feeling like I could keep going, which is the point of a long run! I took my little medal, my water bottle, and a banana and went to find a place to stretch. I was surprised at my finish time and was glad that it gave me a few extra minutes to stretch before I needed to get back and get cleaned up for lunch. I walked over to the results table and was tickled to find a receipt printer - I see so many people posting pictures of their results receipt but I've never been to a race that had that offered! I printed my receipt off and - BOOM! I was 2nd in my age group!

I texted my mom and my daughter to let them know that I needed to wait for the awards because I was getting an age group - my first time for a half marathon otherwise I probably wouldn't have waited! But I was pretty tickled with myself! After spending the whole race thinking that I was bringing up the rear, I ended up being 79 out of 186! Not the front, but not bringing up the rear at all!

And to my genuine surprise, the age group award wasn't a mug or a plaque (or an alligator head! LOL) - but a $10 gift card to Fleet Feet Nashville! It was my first monetary award, and it felt a bit awkward since I work for a running store in Atlanta! LOL Oh well! It still made me smile!

My bounty from the race!
After the awards, I decided I had enough time to go back to the hotel and shower so I did. Then I set off to find some food to tide me over as our family lunch had been shifted to an early dinner. I ended up at Panera since I would take my laptop and work on fixing my Fast Pass Fiasco.

Refueling!!
My favorite soup wasn't listed which was weird because they always have it on Saturday, but I asked about it and she said the DID have it! So I was thrilled! And I also got a pumpkin decorated cookie to celebrate my win at the Harvest Half Marathon! I ate pretty much every bite, drank 3 cups full of unsweet tea, and then got my Fast Passes taken care of (they are now Practically Perfect in Every Way! LOL).

So all in all, this was a wonderful experience for my first half marathon in Tennessee! I am completely wiped out today. Not due to the race, but due to the fact that we drove home last night and I didn't get to bed until almost 1:30 AM! Thank goodness for the time change giving me an extra hour of sleep! My legs actually feel better today than they did on Friday afternoon. I think getting in the car immediately after running was just not a good thing for my body. But it's good to know that my pacing was on target yesterday and wasn't too much for me. It's exciting to see my "comfortable" pace settled into the 10:30 range (and that's including the walk breaks - my actual run pace has gotten much faster than that!).

No racing now for me until Thanksgiving Day! And that, too, will not be a "race" race. That is scheduled as a Recovery Week for me, but I am going to complete the Triple Peach Series that day. So it will be a fun race and I may even stop along the route and take some pictures! ;)

It was a big race weekend around the country - did you race?? If so, please leave a link in the comments to your blog post, or comment directly about the event you completed!

Happy Running!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dopey Training: Week #4

The first month of training is complete! Yep, this was the first Recovery Week! Recovery week reduces the volume of training but not necessarily the intensity. I was feeling well after last week's training but had I not been, I would have taken extra rest days as needed.

Monday: Massage
Tuesday: XT (indoor cycling - spin bike); Pure Barre class
Wednesday: 6 mile run; Pure Barre class
Thursday: rest day
Friday: 10 mile run
Saturday: 5K race (plus 2 mile warm up)
Sunday: rest day

The schedule called for XT on Friday and long run on Saturday, but I really wanted to run a 5K race on Saturday for Autism Awareness! So I moved my long run to Friday and raced on Saturday. I ended up feeling fabulous during the race and ended up with 2nd place in my age group. The master's winner and the first place winner in my age group were less than a minute ahead of me! I intended to run this race at a comfortable pace... so imagine my surprise when I was "comfortable" with my 2nd fastest stand-alone 5K! I ran faster at the sprint tri in August, but my 5K PR was back in spring 2016 and I felt like I wanted to throw up when I finished! This time, I was only 8 seconds slower but I finished feeling fabulous! That was so encouraging! My hard work is paying off for sure!

Accepting my age group award! I'm digging my leg muscles in this picture!

The coolest age group award ever - they were hand made by little Tagg's grandpa!
So you'll notice there are 2 rest days in this week and Monday the schedule called for a massage. I have to get a thumbs up to any training plan that schedules in massages! LOL It feels so weird to have more than one rest day each week, but I am respecting the rest days. I could plan to do my Pure Barre classes on those days, but I really want to keep the rest days for rest. I'm hoping this will help me keep my body healthy and injury free!

So that's about all for last week. Tomorrow begins the 2nd rotation of training - two long runs this weekend! We had a cold front come through last night (you see how I was wearing a skirt and short sleeve shirt at yesterday's race with a jacket after the race when I cooled down?? Yeah, not so much today!). Today our high was in the low 40s! Tomorrow's run in the morning will be in the low 30s! I'm going to run with BJ so we'll just bundle up and knock out the miles together! :) The rest of the week will be warmer so that's a good thing! I'm not quite ready for temps like these! LOL

Enjoy your training! Enjoy the journey!


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dopey Training: Week #3 (again)

Ok, this is going to be really quick because I actually have to post Week #4's training tomorrow! LOL

So Week #3 (last week) was my first race simulation. Here is what that looked like:

Monday: rest day
Tuesday: XT (60:00 swim); Pure Barre class
Wednesday: rest day (yep, two in one week! LOL)
Thursday: 3 mile run; Pure Barre class
Friday: 4.5 mile run
Saturday: 9 mile run 
Sunday: 12 mile run (2 mile warm up plus the Atlanta 10 Miler that I've already done a report on)

I was really nervous about this race simulation. I've never run 4 days in a row before - at least not with increasing mileage. I may have done it like to throw in a brick workout or something, but never doing more than a mile or two. And my right foot was hurting a bit - narrowed it down to the tightness in my right hip, so I focused stretching and rolling on that side. It got better each day, and didn't bother me at all in the week's runs! It felt like an answered prayer!

Saturday was my 9th Runniversary so I ran 9 miles! :D I can't believe I've already been running for 9 years and it's hard to imagine that this is my 10th year. I have so many great goals this year and it's going to be exciting! 

BJ ran 6 of my miles with me!! 

Garmin data from my runniversary! The run went just as planned!
One of the biggest reasons that my race simulation went so well is that I watched my pace for the first 3 runs, which enabled me to feel good for that 4th one. I really think that is going to be key and I hope I can do it again in November's race simulation! :) 

Check back tomorrow for Week #4's training report, including a race report on today's Team Tagg Autism Awareness 5K!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Race report: Atlanta 10 Miler

This morning I did a new race distance - the Atlanta 10 Miler! This is race #2 of the "Triple Peach Race Series" put on by the Atlanta Track Club. The first event was the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th of July, and the 3rd and final race will be the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon next month. Individuals who complete the Triple Peach get an extra shirt and medal, and a special party area at the finish line of the Half Marathon. I've been wanting to take part in this event since it began a couple of years ago but my daughter always had Nutcracker on Thanksgiving weekend and dress rehearsal until 11 PM or later the night before Thanksgiving. So that was a no-brainer. This is her first year dancing with a new company so my Thanksgiving Day, and the Triple Peach, were on my race list for sure!

Flat Niffercoo - didn't end up needing the mittens!! I wore my new Skirt Sports skirt with my 2015 MCM shirt as a shout out to my many friends running MCM this morning!
There were lots of warnings about traffic so I arrived a little after 5 AM for my 7:17 wave start. I had to add 2 miles before the race to get my total mileage that I needed for my Dopey training, so I didn't want to risk sitting in traffic. That was a great idea and I would need that time later. I sat in the car for a long while choking down my Generation UCAN drink (my racing fuel). It wasn't cold outside but it was a bit chilly and I didn't want to stay outside too long. I met up with my friend, Michael, for a quick selfie in the parking garage and then I went to hit the restroom and do my 2 mile warm up, and intended to meet up with him again later but was only able to find him and some other guys from run group in their corral right before the race started.

The bathroom line at the ladies' room was ridiculous. I was in line for about 15 minutes, and when I came out, the line was twice as long. A volunteer said there were porta potties out on 17th (??) street, and I saw them while I was doing my warm up, but the lines for those were even worse! I did my 2 miles weaving back and forth Atlantic Station and finally settled into up and down one little road because it wasn't very crowded. Everything felt surprisingly good since I had run the 3 days before.

After my warm up, I needed to pee again, but the lines for the porta potties were even worse - and I had about 20 minutes until my start. I walked back to the regular bathrooms but they were worse than before. I then wandered around a bit trying to find an open store or some other bathroom options but couldn't find anything. At last I stumbled upon a marvelous sight - more porta potties! These were near the Target, and when I made my way down to them I discovered there were NO lines! They really should have announced these better! I had resigned myself to using potties on the course, but didn't need to! Yeah, this level of detail seems a bit TMI for a race report, but I was really surprised at the seeming lack of preparation in this area.

I asked a fellow racer where the start was located and it was directly behind me, so I started walking to my corral. I was placed in Wave B, which is generous since it was for 8:30 pace and there was no way I was doing that for 10 miles today. I decided I would be lining up in the very back for everyone's safety!

Start Line Selfie!!
It was pretty cool to be starting off the race before sunrise. We made the first turn after the start onto 17th Street and the ATL skyline was beautifully accented by the rising sun. It was breathtaking! I hope someone took a picture of it - if they did, I'll come back and add it to this post!

The course itself was new this year, featuring running down Cardiac Hill (the beast of a hill from the Peachtree Road Race). It didn't mean much to me since this was my first time! LOL But I really, really enjoyed the course! I don't know much about downtown and I only very rarely knew exactly where I was, but we ran through some lovely places. Of course, the hills were there - it's downtown ATL! But I've been training on hills again for the last few weeks and I felt much stronger than I did during the Peachtree. There were 2 really significant hills in miles 7 and 8. I was doing 2:00/0:30 intervals and it helps so much in situations like that. I have also been working on my form going uphill and not powering my way through. It helps to conserve energy!

I felt so very good today. I can't even describe it - I was expecting to be sluggish and slow but I felt strong! Once I saw that I was able to run at my target "race pace" I just went with it. I ended up finishing about 20 seconds per mile faster than race pace! Oops! I'm definitely going to have to be careful at Dopey and make sure I don't get carried away by the atmosphere! LOL

One funny thing about this distance - I passed the 8 mile marker and thought, "Only 5 miles to go!" and then I realized, "No! Wait! Only TWO miles to go! WOOHOO!!" That was surely a great feeling!

I crossed the finish line feeling amazing, but I didn't see any photographers. Bummer! I was able to get a nice selfie with my medals, though! My finish time was 1:41:46 - and average pace of 10:11/mile. Pretty good for

I'm going to blame the excess wrinkles around my eyes on being happy! Laugh Lines, right?!
The medal is really cool! It's the number 10 with a spinner in the zero!

Front of the spinner

Back of the spinner
Needless to say, this is a race I will be doing again! I had so much fun! And I wonder what I can do in terms of pace when I haven't gone into the race on tired legs! :D

Next year this 10 mile race falls on my 10th Runniversary (yesterday was my 9th!) so I'm pretty sure you can guess how I will be celebrating! I think I'll even make a cool shirt to wear that says something about it being my 10th year of running!

Lots of races this weekend - hoping everyone had a fun and safe time!