okay, that lyric is from “manic monday”, and it’s friday. but still — WOW this month has flown by! i can’t believe we’re already in the middle of december and that i only have 10 days left of the precious elective life. i think i have finally embraced my current easy lifestyle, and now i just want to make the most of it in the time that i do have. luckily, i have a fun weekend planned!
■ tonight: road trip to charlotte with my sister (josh has to work, so this is yet another girls-only adventure!).
■ on arrival: hopefully make it in time to pick our race numbers and timing chips up at the expo tonight! this is my sister’s first race (she is doing the 5K!) so i will have a great time showing her what to do with the stuff in her race bag. if we are too late, it’s cool because we can get them in the morning.
■ saturday AM: half marathon for me and 5K for my sister! i don’t really have a time goal for this race; i just want to run it feeling strong, and i want to feel good at the end! i am predicting something in the low-to-mid 1:50s (my PR is a 1:46:56 from last november). i feel like my training has been okay, but not slam-it-out-of-the-park fabulous.
■ saturday day: to be determined! we are likely going to have lunch with kath, and then i kind of want to do something touristy like a museum or something, but i haven’t figured out what. also, i might potentially want to check out anthropologie because i love that store but we don’t have one here! i will of course also find some time to post a race report like a good blogger.
■ saturday night: race-celebration dinner out with my sister somewhere in charlotte — i am hoping that kath has a good recommendation for us!
■ sunday AM: drive back to chapel hill/(raleigh for my sister) and do all the regular home-weekend stuff. although there will be no need for my usual long run!
whew! i am hoping that this week’s trend of finishing work at 3 pm still continues, because i haven’t packed yet! about to hit the gym for my last easy run before the race . . . exciting!
workout: 45 minutes elliptical. sadly, i didn’t do weights. oh well — that will be a project for post-race!
cooking: none because of my residency interview recruiting dinner! the italian place we tried was cute with decent food. i would go back, but not necessarily on my own $.
reading: an assigned paper on mold allergens which mainly debunked a lot of the mythical ‘sick building’-type ailments as NOT related to mold. it was kind of interesting.