We have finally arrived at the weekend which can only mean one thing (well, a couple things but…) the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler on Sunday!! I am really looking forward to this race. When I lived in Boston a few years ago I tried to get into the lottery and didn’t make it. Then skipped a year or two not knowing if I’d even be able to make the trek to DC. Now that I live here I tried again last year to get into the 5K, and again didn’t make it. So, third time’s a charm because I’m in!! My last ten miler was the Army Ten in October and I finished with a time of 1:44. For me I felt that was slow. I was coming off the Baltimore half the prior week and was spent. I am hoping for a finish time somewhere around 1:30. Fingers crossed.
It has been so cold the past few weeks and it seemed as though we were given a few teasers of spring and that it was never going to arrive. It is finally here and in full force and we should have some blossoms for the race!! I ended up having a free moment for a late lunch today so headed on over to the Expo. It was held at the National Building Museum. I have never been there before but this place is absolutely breathtaking as a lot of DC buildings are.
It was early afternoon so it was busy but not overwhelming, which was nice. It was easy access to bib pick up – though because this was a last minute change of schedule decision, didn’t print out my email confirmation, d’oh! No matter, that’s what smart phones are for, so I looked it and up and was able to show the volunteer and pick up my bib with ease. I checked out a few of the booths downstairs and because I am such a sucker for swag at these things, bought a couple of fun things and a new pair of shoes. I am becoming a running shoe hoarder. It’s getting slightly out of hand. But aren’t these Asics (my go to brand now) adorbs?? Too bad I can’t wear them on Sunday!
My intent this week was to run Thursday then rest Friday and Saturday. Post Maroon 5 concert Wednesday evening, my Thursday plans changed – just a tad, the couch is where I needed to be. Instead today I went for a nice easy 3.5 mile run after work, did some light strength training and will spend my Friday night relaxing. Wine optional. 🙂 I also need to finish up my actual playlist for Sunday. If you missed my “Give Me a Beat” post yesterday on the blogger link up to help refresh your running playlists check it out here. I’ll definitely be using some of those tunes!
Lastly, I have been a Sweat Pink Ambassador for several months now. I have connected with some awesome ladies who are committed to health and fitness and like me, enjoy talking about it and sharing their experiences with others. It can be a bit overwhelming but it is certainly fun! It took me forever to do this but I finally ordered and received today my Sweat Pink Swag – and I think I’ll be sporting my pink shoelaces for the run!!
With a predicted high of near 70, I am so ready for Sunday!!! Just as soon as I figure out what to wear… 😉
Are you racing this weekend? How will you enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather that has finally arrived? Have a lovely weekend folks!!