GETTING BACK ON THE HORSE…WITH A VENGEANCE
Well, it’s day three of my “forced” running hiatus following Sunday’s LA Marathon. I figured I needed a few days to mend from the pounding I just did to my poor body (what did it ever do to me). And clearly a little downtime was good, especially since on Monday my sore legs and stiff neck (from sleeping wrong) had me walking around like “Robocop” (the classic one).
“Dead or alive, you’re running with me.”
Over the past 48 hours, I’ve been swimming in a sea of race memories… from checking out my race results online, to grimacing at the “proofs” from MarathonFoto and perusing Facebook for posts and photos from my friends (and also strangers) about the whole race experience.
And apparently feeding my running addiction.
Since going to this weekend’s expo, I’ve signed up for three more races this year. I just gave the “thumbs up” to the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon (yes, I’m already signing up for my Christmas race) adding to the Ventura Half Marathon (Sep.) and Santa Barbara Half Marathon (Nov.). I just realized that I’ve now paid for all of my half/full marathons between now and January 2015. No wonder my credit card seems a little “melty.”
Oh, and this weekend I’ll be signing up for the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, the annual 10K run on July 4th (I had to defer last year’s race, so I’m automatically in). It’s an intimate little run with a field limited to a teenie-weenie 55,000 runners.
So, tomorrow it’ll be time to step back onto the treadmill and let my legs know that “break time” is over. We’ve got some races to prep for.
Next race up, the Hollywood Half Marathon on April 5th. I just got done “Loving” LA and now it’s time to start “Hooraying” for Hollywood.