One more week until Race Day! I'm excited, and at the same time, I'm ready for a break. I finally got to the gym, and did 3 miles on Friday to get some of the taper craziness out. It was building, with me stressing about the weather with Thursday's snowstorm. The town I live in got close to 5 inches of snow, and inspired a Christmas idea to get some Yaktrax. I've started a list, but I don't intend to add to it in the next couple months. If Colorado spring gets more winter type weather, Yaktrax would be handy.
Then Sunday I did 3.25 miles, and after this week, I'll be doing 2-something miles. I also did some strength training, but I'll also be tapering with strength training as well as mileage. My calves were a little tired on Friday, so tapering on both aspects will hopefully mean my legs will be refreshed.
Friday started with an email from RnR saying the price increase for Vegas is the 23rd. That doesn't exactly leave much room for a smart decision, and I've been eying the Vegas RnR for a couple years. I got FOMO really bad with the medal design last year, and I don't want to suffer FOMO again.
I spent Saturday afternoon in Boulder, running errands, and getting my hair cut. I went to Sephora and REI, and REI was to get some last minute things for the race. I ran out of Body Glide cream a couple weeks ago, and I don't like the stick version. I like that I can search on REI to see if something I'm looking for is at a particular store. I got the Body Glide, shower wipes since it'll be a while before I can shower after the race, with the press truck stuff, and then I splurged and bought a pair of Oiselle Roga shorts. Two seconds in the dressing room, and they were coming home with me. When I wore them on my run Sunday, I didn't even notice them. I'll be wearing them for Bolder Boulder.
Then at my hair cut I got my ends cleaned up, and some weight taken out. I have fine hair, but I have a lot of it. My hair has the ability to have a lot of weight, and whenever I'm in for haircut, I get some of that weight taken out. It felt nice and light on my Sunday run, and it'll feel nice during my race. After about a month, the weight starts growing back.
Then Sunday afternoon, I made spaghetti sauce. I make a huge batch each time, and freeze it in quart size bags for the summer. Sometimes it's nice to not worry about at least one meal for dinner during the summer and pull out a bag to thaw during the day. It also means Sunday dinner was spaghetti, and one day during the week will be spaghetti with some leftovers. Carb loading?
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.