Did you guys know that Santa is already at the mall?! Shouldn’t he hold off a little longer? I loooooove Christmas and all but I also like celebrating one holiday at a time and right now it’s Thanksgiving time! Right?
OK, it’s 6:30am and I’m already up and at it. I set my alarm for 6:20 so I could enjoy a light breakfast a couple of hours before my race. I also enjoyed an iced coffee with a turbo shot (hellz yeahhhh!) that I bought yesterday and left it in the fridge for this morning.
And we have Christmas cups already? Guess Christmas time is here.
Sometimes I wonder why I keep signing up for road races when I could be sleeping in my comfy, warm bed right now. But I just have the race today and the one on Thanksgiving and then I hibernate til March. 😦 I’ll still run outside during the winter (since treadmills can be boring) but I start working winter track meets so there’s no time for racing or for much of a life. But that’s fine. It just means I have to push it today and maybe PR! 😀
In order to prepare for the race I forced myself over to the gym yesterday for a quick workout. It could be all mental but I always feel better if I run a couple slow & easy miles the day before a race. And I feel so much better when I can actually match my workout clothes to my water bottle.
While at the gym, I hopped on the treadmill and zoned out for 30 minutes while reading about my girl, Snooks. I know I’ve read this article before but there’s something about Snooki that I can’t get sick of. Does anyone else feel this way?
Do you workout the day before a race?
Do you think it helps or is it all mental?