Happy Monday Bloggies! For most of you it is the beginning of a short work week.... enjoy! I am sitting here waiting for the repairman to come fix our heater. He came yesterday morning, adjusted a wire in our thermostat gave it his blessing as the heat was running at the time and left. This morning, the heater is still not cycling on properly. Luckily (or not luckily as the case may be) this is the one day we are both off each week so we have all day to lounge around and wait on him. I feel bad for CR as I think he had big plans on going to do some go-kart racing at an indoor track and then catching Lincoln at the movies but it seems that might get delayed. Fingers crossed that they show up quickly!
Over the weekend I did a fun 5k with friends. I say fun but as it turns out one had big plans on total 5k domination... ha ha. Early last week I got an email about a 5k across town that some of my friends were doing and did I want to come out and support the group? Sure, sounds like fun - who doesn't love a nice low key 5k I told myself.
Friday night, the tweets started. "Going to bed early so I can DOMINATE..." followed by a tweet about carb loading and garmin charging. I think the words "it's ON" were used by another friend. Suddenly my leisurely 5k didn't seem so leisurely. I knew I was in trouble as I had done boot camp Friday morning and by Friday night, the DOMS was already taking up residence in my quads. I knew it was going to be a painful weekend. Who needs to go upstairs anyhow?
I arrived at the race Saturday and assessed the situation. Mari took off on a warm up run as I stood there and conserved my energy. :) Yes, she wasn't kidding about domination. The race was pretty small, so small that I worried I might get lost if I couldn't keep the people ahead of me in sight. We all lined up at 8:00 and headed down the road. I don't have any real strategy to racing other than to break free of the crowd as soon as possible. Not because it give me any advantage but because I just hate dodging people. About a mile in Miss Domination cruises past me. At the turnaround, I am counting women and realize I am 4th OA. I do thrive in races with small participation.... My other friend Callie is right behind me in 5th. Up and down a few hills and we are headed for the home stretch. I see a shadow coming up fast behind me. It is a guy making a sprint for the finish. Why must they always do this to me? I kicked it into high gear and sprinted down the chute to the finish just barely beating him. Afterwards, he came up to me and congratulated me on the race. He said he was trying his best to beat me until I kicked it in gear. LOL. I ended up 2nd in my age group (Miss Domination took first - as it should be...) :)
Post race, we headed over for coffee and bagels before I made my way to Trader Joe's. We have a few in the ATL area but none are really near me. Once I realized there was one across the street, I couldn't resist. Check out my new prized possession.... a brussel sprout stalk! They look so much fresher than the ones sold in bulk. Apparently you cut them off the bottom as you need them. They will stay fresh on the stalk for 2 weeks.
I had such a fun day! I don't think I have laughed that much in a long time. I need to do group races more often. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving week! My Disney marathon training starts this week. I am running this one with another total DOMINATOR (KC) so I had better lace up my shoes and get to training. Can't wait!