Last night at book club we were talking about running, mainly because I arrived a sweaty mess after an 8 mile run. I mentioned that I’d love to be running the Carlsbad Half Marathon this weekend but it always sells out before I buy an entry. Then boom! My friend Emily mentions she has a bib and won’t be in town to run it.
Thank you, Running Gods! I think it might be good running karma because I will be volunteering for 7 hours at the Diva Dash the day before. Not only am I excited to run this race because it’s a fantastic local race along the ocean the entire way, but it also fits beautifully into my training. My last long run was 12 miles so I am ready to hit 13.1 and there are some nice rolling hills on the course which will be fantastic Boston training.
I don’t feel quite ready to race just yet so I will be running this as a training run more than an actual race. A part of me wishes I knew I was running this ahead of time so I could have trained at some faster paces, but who cares? C’est la vie! Either way it will be a blast and the course will be wonderful. I am hoping to run the full in 2013.
Wish me luck on Sunday! And I hope the forecast changes for the Diva Dash this Saturday as there is currently a 50% chance of rain. Eek!