Happy Friday! I've got today off and am so.excited. for my long weekend! I hope you have great plans this weekend that include not working and spending a lot of time doing something that you love! I've got an 8 miler planned today (which may or may not happen, depends on if I have time) and a 16 mile long run planned for tomorrow! I'm also planning on working on an exciting project for my MS Run The US fundraiser and hope to have it somewhat finalized by the end of next week!
So... I did something a bit crazy on Wednesday and signed up for my first ever ultra trail race!! I signed up for the Copper Mountain 50k happening on July 14th and am super excited. I love trying out a new race distance because I have zero expectations and just want to finish with a smile on my face. Has anyone ever done this race OR done an ultra/50k? Any advice? I'm planning on having my fitness banked from my relay race that will finish at the end of May, take 3 or so weeks off of running, and do a few training runs/ hikes between my relay finish & this 50k. I think that should be enough, but I guess we shall see!
I also have 2 tabling fundraisers at City Market this weekend and hope to surpass $7k in donations by the end of the weekend (currently at $6,680)! It's supposed to be beautiful weather here today and tomorrow and possibly some snow on Sunday, so really banking on a nice warm tabling day Saturday!
I have three things that I definitely WANT to accomplish this weekend:
1. Get as much sunshine as physically possible
2. Eat something really tasty that I did not make
3. Read as much of my book as I can
What are your weekend plans?
Anyone else think that you only ever really have Saturday as your "weekend day"? Friday nights I'm so exhausted from the work week and Sunday is always a chores/relax day. I really wish we had another day between those two...
How's the weather where you are?
Ultras- yay or nay?