On January 3 at 3am CST, the registration opened for the Lincoln Marathon.
This is a weird time for a registration to open, but given the quick sell-out for this race in the past I'm assuming the directors wanted to make sure people who REALLY wanted to run, like those who would wake up at 3am to secure their spot, got first dibs. Or those on the West coast who will stay up til 1am :)
I don't know how long it took for the race to sell out, but as of 7am today, Jan 7, it's sold out.
So what now? I missed a few runs over the holidays... oops. But that was to be expected since I was out of the country. More on that in another post. I'm in the first week of a six-week block where I challenged myself to hit every workout. It's not going exactly as planned, and I really wanted to hit them on schedule without moving stuff around, but because I didn't run on Saturday or Sunday, I ran on Monday. Then I didn't run on Tuesday due to unforeseen circumstances. So I ran my 7 Tuesday-miles on Wednesday plus 20 of the 40 Wednesday-bike minutes. Today is supposed to be a 40 minute tempo, but I'm going to do the entire 40-minute bike ride and do my tempo tomorrow. Instead of doing my 13-mile long run on Saturday, I'm going to do my 70-minutes of cross-training and then the 13 miles on Sunday. Then it's back to the schedule... I hope.
There's always something keeping me from hitting the workouts on the schedule. Right now the main enemy seems to be rain... and sleep. I <3 sleep. Too much, I know. But sleeping til 7:15 just seems natural and waking up at 6 ... doesn't.
But I may have hacked rain. Ok, I hate the word "hack." I really hate it. But sometimes it's the best word. Obviously writers use it because people search for it. But I think that it's just become synonymous with "figured out what to do about." "I figured out what to do about rain." That's true. Thus, I hacked rain.
That why statements like "life hacks" are so STUPID. "I figured out what to do about life." Oh, well that's really good because you would just die otherwise.
Anyway, I hacked rain. Stay tuned.
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