I'm on the Dread Laptop Keyboard so I haven't put together a post of all the junk that has been running through my head lately. Among other things, I've been so worried about insomnia, I can't sleep ;)
Half marathon training starts this week. (I can tell, because I've had a sore throat for several days.) Here are my goals for the week of October 4:
Monday: Rest. (Love a training plan that starts with a rest day!)
Tuesday: Three miles.
Thursday: Three miles.
Friday: Cross train.
Sunday: Three miles.
I plan to add another day of cross training in there after I get used to getting up at the butt crack o'dawn to go to the gym. I'm thinking in week 3.
In other news, yesterday was the Fall Finale 5K. I was up for it mentally but my legs were like rocks -- consequences of the aforementioned sore throat and not running a step since the last race I did. I did run the whole thing, however, just very very slowly: official time 0:42:50. When I did this same course in January, my time was 0:39:49 and in my last race I was just over forty minutes so I think it's the getting/being sick that affected me more than anything. I was exhausted by the smallest thing for the rest of the day and still feel like I'm dragging today.
Turns out the prize for winning my running league division was $75.00!!!! How cool is that? I definitely want to sign up again next year, and I encourage any Portland area runners to think about joining too. I really had a great time with it, and the cash didn't hurt either :)