Stats for 5/11:
WINDY run pushing the jogging stroller with hubby, hills and tired legs.
On Mondays I work from home so hubby and I (depending on the weather) will take the boys out in the double jogger and RUN. Yesterday there was no rain so we went for a quick jaunt. The plan said 5 miles....hmmmm? Hubby does not like to run that far so I figured if I got in some good hills and pushed the jogger that would suffice.
When I got to my training hill my 3 year old wanted to run up too, it was the CUTEST thing to see his tiny strides running up as I galloped down. I told him to turn around as I passed him and he said "OK, I just have to touch the pole first." OMG he is TOTALLY 100% my kid, I will not turn until I get to a specific spot either. Blaine ran the about 300 yards and is pretty darn speedy, IMPRESSIVE. It was nice to be with all of my boys, I ran a few more loops than they did, having them there made the run wonderful....I miss them when I am running.
Blaine asked me if he could come to my race this weekend, "I want to watch you race Mommy!" It would be great to cuddle my boys at the finish line. However, for my first 1/2 Marathon race, where I am learning to be a racer and hubby to be a spectator, it will be easier for the boys to stay with Grandma and Grandpa. Thankfully my folks have offered to take the boys on Saturday night, so it will be Charity and Muscle Man to cheer me on!!
This leads to my question..... I am in week 10 of 16 week Marathon training plan. I am following my plan as best I can. BUT... I want to do well in the Capital City 1/2 Marathon on Sunday (5 days away). Can I take is easy this week to rest and prepare for my race? Or should I do the 8 miler on the schedule today and hope for the best?
My legs are tired/heavy...so I feel like I should take it easy, but I also don't want to get behind. Any advice you have would be helpful.. THANKS!!