That was the subject line of an email my friend Anna just sent me. Yep, she’s going the tri with me on Saturday. She’s actually done triathlons before, so I don’t know why she’s nervous! I rode my bike yesterday and this morning and am going to get in another swim and maybe a run or two before race day… in FIVE days…?
I basically went completely against what I said this past Friday and didn’t take off at least five days from running. Nope, instead, I ran on Saturday morning. ha! A while back, I had signed up to do the Color Run with some friends and coworkers. Here I am pre-run with my SHAPE ladies (and one boyf):
Can you tell which one is me?
When my Achilles got bad last week, I decided to just walk it. But um… yeah right. I got to the start line, and of course I wanted to run. It was a very laid-back race, lots of people were walking or barely jogging, and I think that helped me keep a relaxed pace. I jogged with my gal pal Maggie and said I’d walk if my ankle started bothering me very much. It was sore at first, probably for the first mile. But then it loosened up a lot and felt tons better by the end. Surprisingly good, even. Which made me HAPPY.
I’m not sure if being a human tie-dye by the finish line made me feel happy or just plain dirty…
But one thing I do know: My hair is still green. Nice.