Happy Monday friends! Don't worry, I've scheduled my posts for the week so I'm not stressing about getting my posts up on time during my relay. I hope you had a great weekend! I actually had a super long list of items to get done with Alex gone (he got back last night from visiting family/meeting his 3 month old nephew in Mass.) and no running on my schedule, so I stayed pretty busy. A lot of cleaning/ packing/ gardening/ nails are done/ organized was done! I honestly cannot believe that my relay begins this morning! I got the baton passed to me yesterday at noon when Michelle came in and now at 8am EST today it's my turn! You can follow along on my journey on Instagram and I'll be journaling my thoughts so I can share them all with you on each day that I run come next week : )
I wanted to share with you some of my goals for my relay and daily goals as well because I think it's really important to be realistic about the journey I'm about to embark on (as well as have some lofty goals too)! I've had a lot of anxiety about my relay (mainly just wanting it to be here already and excitement/nerves), but on Wednesday or Thursday last week, it just turned to excitement (a bit of nerves but mostly just overly excited)! I can't wait to experience the rockies on foot and see so many beautiful things that driving in a car you miss. I've got an iPod nano to save my phone battery so I can take a lot of pictures! The weather looks like it should be good for the most part (maybe some thunderstorms in the afternoon, but I'm planning to be finished running each day by 1pm at the latest and starting each day between 6-7am).
GOALS FOR MS RUN THE US RELAY:
- ENJOY every moment. Take it all in. The beauty, the experience, the good, the bad ~everything
- SMILE at all times. Smile through the positives and negatives.
- RUN FROM THE HEART ~
- 28 miles each day. Pushing it to 30 if I'm feeling great, but no more than that.
- Recover like a champ. Legs up the wall multiple times. Foam roll like crazy. Lots of coconut water.
What are your plans for the week?
DId anyone race this weekend?! How'd it go??