THANK YOU everyone for the get well wishes. It was nice to have the virtual cheer. Crazy how many of YOU have been sick, too. There are some mean & nasty bugs going around right now. I hope everyone else is coming back to life as well.
I'm thinking tomorrow I should be good for a run. Finally. After 9 sniffly, weak, tired days off. Do I pick up with last week's training goals to make up for lost time or do I just keep on going with this week's plan? Since next week was supposed to be a rest week anyway, I'm thinking that this week I should do last week's plan and then next week do this week's plan, skipping the rest week. Confused? Me too.
So my Master Plan 2011 (for kicking ass) officially starts on February 7th. Only two weeks to go and already I'm modifying the plan to accommodate an unplanned race. Yup. I'm going to NEW ORLEANS!!! My husband will be there for a conference so Baby F is going to stay with Gramma/Gramps and I'll fly down for a long weekend. First real weekend away from baby to celebrate our anniversary, my birthday, Valentine's Day, Susan B. Anthony's birthday, early President's Day, late Groundhog Day, and anything else we can think of. Nice timing, right? Thankfully the conference organizers picked just the right weekend for us to boondoggle a trip.
My goals for the trip are to:
- Be merry
- Run/walk the Mardi Gras/New Orleans Rock & Roll Half Marathon (maybe?)
I haven't registered for the race yet but am strongly considering it. That same weekend I have an 8-mile run scheduled, so I figure I can run the first 8 miles at workout pace then walk/jog the rest, or, just jog the whole thing. I'm leaning toward option A to stay true to my Master Plan for 2011 (for kicking ass). I'm trying to "run smart," remember? Which means, not taking on too much too soon.
If I run this race, I will be able to check Louisiana off my "to race in" list and I've got a long way to go on making my goal of running a race in every state/province.