Friday, November 20, 2009

It's taper time for me too, right?

Whoa baby, it’s Friday already?

First I want to give a GINORMOUS shout out to my good friend JEN who is doing IMAZ on Sunday!!!!! It’s been awesome to follow her journey and even accompany her for part of it. You’re such an inspiration my tri-GURU! I can’t wait to stalk her Sunday and hear all about her race when she returns. GO JEN!!!!!!!

Second, um, I’m running a half tomorrow. This week has been busy workwise so I used it as a “taper” week, haha! I kinda threw my running “plan” out the window awhile back and decided to run a minimum of 3 times per week and run on feel. This worked out great. It allowed me to make a triumphant return to crazyweights—yeah! I’ve also done a few home yoga sessions, some spinning and even the elliptical. My runs have been mostly good. The course is flat but I did many of my long runs on hilly routes so I don’t know if that will hurt or help me. I’ve tried to look at my watch less and concentrate on my breathing more. I didn’t set any goals for this half. I’ve kinda been anti goal setting lately. I want to have fun with Mr. Pi and the co-worker…if I PR great, if I don’t then, no biggy! Either way, I’ll have earned my cider post-race.

Let’s see…coming up next week is the Virtual Turkey Trot! I've got quite the list started (check it out below and make sure you’re on it, if you’re not sign up!!!—just leave me a comment telling me you want in and what distance you’ll be running. Plethora of choices: 1 mile, 5k, 5 mi, 10k, 10 mile, 1/2 mary!):

Mel (aka Tall Mom)
aka Alice
Kristen (will run for win)
Kristen (bestie Kristen, from Kristen keeping up)
MR. PI (as in my speedy hubby)
Boyfriend (Mica's man)
Mel 2nd Chances
Sarah (of glowblades who is super out 5k'ers she may take the cake or in this case the super awesome downloadable ribbons I'll be posting)

Not to late to sign up...I'll be accepting signups until next Wednesday! Leave me a comment and I'll add you to the list of trotters.

Also, next week I will be hosting my very first GIVEAWAY! Giveaway will open on BLACK FRIDAY so stay tuned.

With that, I’ll leave you to enjoy your happy Friday. Lots of racers this weekend, good luck Philly runners and to any early turkey trotters.


  1. Ahhhh, good luck at your half!!!! Wish I could be there to run with you of course!

    I'm super pumped for the virtual turkey trot - I'm going to wear your bib on my back since I've never worn 2 bibs before :)

  2. Good luck. Have a great race!!!

  3. Sign me up for the Virtual turkey trot! Ill be running a 5k.

  4. Good luck!

    The zoo turkey trot is 4 miles -- can I inaugurate a new virtual turkey trot category for that?

  5. have a great weekend hon! i have no idea how much i'm going to run thanksgiving day, most likely nothing as i'll be in SC with fam.

  6. GOOD LUCK!! YOu will be great! Yippee a Giveaway

  7. Ah, maybe I didn't get signed up. Sign me up please :) - I'll be doing a 5-miler.

    And good luck on your half! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  8. sign me up for 5k please! good luck on your hm tomorrow. i think it's cool that they put one on for this time of year. it's usually such a dead zone for races. have fun!

  9. Ha ha...thanks for the compliment! I'm planning on wearing your virtual race bib to the race. Perhaps on my back, we'll see. :) Thanks Alisa!!

  10. GOOD LUCK with your half marathon tomorrow!!

  11. Good luck!!

    (Haha, "boyfriend's" name is Harrison.)

  12. Sign me up for the virtual turkey trot! that sounds like so much fun! I can't wait!!! I love yoga and lifting weights- I always feel better with my running when I'm able to get those two things in too. have a great weekend!

  13. oh yeah- I'll run a 5 or 10k. do I have to say for sure?

  14. Wha-? your runnnig a half marathon this weekedn?!

    Good luck sister!

  15. Hey I didn't see my name but I left a message on the last post. I'm in for 10 miles.

  16. What a cute idea! I have to work Thursday morning, but if I can get a run in, it'll probably just be a 5k. My legs are screaming from the half I ran yesterday. I hope yours went well!