Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Last Run

Last night was my last official run before the 1/2 marathon. Once again, Lisa kept me company and we ran 4 miles through her neighborhood. It had been snowing on and off all day and our usual sidewalks were snow covered. The last thing I need right before the race is a fall so we stuck to the roadways.

I say it was 20, she says it was 23 but either way, it was darn cold. I certainly wasn't overdressed this time around. In honor of my last pre-race run, we had Lisa's hubby take our picture. We sort of look like two women who are about to rob a bank but say please and thank you while we do so. I swear I am not with child....I'm wearing 3 shirts under that rain coat!
Our 4 mile run included some pretty random discussions once we got past the discussion of the actual air temperature. Topics included:
  • Breakfast with the Fab 5
  • Dinner with the Princesses....Lisa has promised to not shout obscenities at Snow White
  • Firm Muffins
  • Body parts that stay cold longer despite taking a shower after a long run in cold weather
  • Lots of whining (from me of course)
  • Lots of motivational pep talks (from Lisa of course)
  • Threats of shoving into a ditch (me to her, I wasn't buying anymore of her motivation)
  • Being attacked by a dryer vent
  • Being attacked by a carrot peeler
  • Sauerkraut
  • Crying in bathrooms (not necessarily related to the sauerkraut)
  • Running off into the sunset together and wondering if our husbands would miss us

Updated (12/4 at 7:00 pm): I sorta forgot to type the end of this post.....
Despite all the chatting going on last night, the 4 miler was done right at race pace!! Thank you, Lisa, for making me laugh and dragging me through countless miles during this training season. You're the bestest!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Amber! You've overcome a lot of adversity this training cycle. The race is the easy part now. Go that that PR girl, we're rooting for you!