Sunday, August 29, 2010
Silly Sally...rookie move ;)
Racing cross country this morning was incredibly fun...until about 2.25 miles into the 4 mile race. My right heel started to feel like it had a flame burning it...the blister forming hurt so bad..I wanted to stop and rip my shoes off, lol! Definitely a rookie move to wear new spikes that I hadn't broken in at ALL..oops :/ Other than the quarter size blister that developed on my heel, the race was super fun and I ran pretty fast considering the GIANT hills and the 80+ degree super warm and sunny weather. I finished in 23:28, first female and 8th overall. It really cracks me up when a guy sees me about to pass him and he either speeds up or just plain cuts me off so bad that I almost fall. Today I was in no mood to deal with it again so when a guy looked over at me before we entered the woods and stepped RIGHT in front of me, I jumped to his left and said "If you're gonna cut me off, give me some room!" and sped off. The guy running right near me started laughing, HAHAHA...seriously what the heck? If a woman is going to pass you, get over it. :) I REALLY like Van Cortlandt though and I'll for sure head up there this week for some runs or track workouts at Manhattan College track right next to it.
Anyway, Sam got me a big band aid from the medical people and I managed to get in a cool down before we hit up Dunkin' for some coffee and hopped on the subway to get back to Manhattan. I took an ice bath afterward, ate a little something and then did my core and strength work. I've enjoyed relaxing all day and catching up on my favorite TV shows tonight :)
I realized after adding up my mileage from this past week that I had meant to run 75 miles but I must've miscalculated because I only ran 71...oh well...this week will be 80 which is plenty, especially for my last week here in NYC. I'm looking forward to having a week without any racing, yet I'm really nervous for my track workouts on Tuesday and Saturday. I hope they go well and I hope my blister is healed by the time I have to run tomorrow morning!
My sickness is still present, and has started to move up to my throat/jaw area to the point where I don't really like to talk, and when I try to fall asleep at night it's really hard. grrrr GO AWAY!! :)
One week from RIGHT NOW I'll be all packed up and ready to go HOOOOOME to AZZZZeeee :):)!!!! One week from tomorrow morning I'll fly high in the sky back to my loves and all my fave people..and good Mexican food for crying out loud! ;)
Pic: mom and I in the Hamptons at the beach..I miss her :(
Quote for today (LOVE it): "Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."- Ronald E. Osborn