This morning was a good one. I got up and walked Raven on our nice long-ish route. It was sunny! Still cold, but sunny. I took her home and fed us. I had a half bagel and banana with peanut butter and nutella. Plus coffee and plenty of water/Gatorade. Possibly too much water/Gatorade because I was sort of full for the first couple miles of my run.
I ate breakfast around 8:00 and went running around 9:00. The first three miles were a little rough. I felt sluggish, but I'm not sure why. Bad fueling? Too much water? Whatever the issue, it worked itself out. I started to feel pretty good after that. It was much cooler out than I anticipated, but it was still nice and sunny. I feel like the rest of the run just flew by. Although I did have to stop twice to empty my shoes of little pebbles. One of those little pebbles caused a blister on my second right toe. I haven't had a blister since I was a beginner. It was a little rough. But I got home two hours and 19 minutes after I started running. And that's with two stops to empty my shoes.
I'm kinda freaking out a little bit. If the MapMyFitness app is accurate, I can get a half marathon PR next weekend. Even with the set backs from the snow, flu, and other sicknesses, I think it's possible to PR. But I don't want to get my hopes up because I don't FEEL like I'm running well enough for a PR. I don't feel as awesome as I did for the 2010 RnR (my last PR), plus I weigh 25-30 lbs more. So maybe I'll do just as mediocre as I've done the last 4-5 half marathons? Bah! I'm crazy. I'm trying not to over think it.
I took a shower and stretched a bit, then had leftover fajitas plus scrambled eggs for lunch. Then I tried to just relax and lay around for a bit.
I had to work job#2 from 2:30 to close. I took tuna salad with me to have for lunch because I figured I'd need the protein.
Now I'm home and getting ready for bed. This time one week from now I'll be heading to bed before the half marathon! I'm really excited about it. I know that's crazy. I don't care.