And it can't come soon enough! I have really felt a decline in my running over the last week. I was planning on exercising every day this week and then resting Friday and Saturday, but I may just focus on getting in my three runs and not worry about any other workouts. My legs (and whole body) just really need a break and a chance to recover and restock glycogen.
I did 7 miles today and it went ok. I wanted to run in the rain so I will be prepared for race day rain, but it didn't even start raining until about 2 1/2 miles in. Then I remember I had my BodyBugg on and it isn't supposed to get wet, so when I reached my house I went inside (3.06 miles). I took off my gloves and Garmin and ran upstairs to hop on the treadmill for the remaining 3.94 miles. I took 2 walk breaks during my treadmill time. I just didn't have the mental strength to push through like normal.
Hopefully a week of rest and better nutrition (not dieting) will give me the mental and physical boost I need on race day. I know I can finish the half, but I would like to have somewhat of a good time while doing it.
Tonight I have a date with my hubby, we are going to McMenamin's Grand Lodge. They have delicious veggie burgers, and literally the *best* brownie I have EVER had. And I have eaten my fair share of brownies. I am very excited about this. Hopefully all the suger will help me stay awake tonight. You know you are tired when putting on compression socks seems like too much energy.