The good news: I was able to register for Sunday’s Groundhog Run! It was no easy task – requiring driving across the city on my lunch break and waiting in line for nearly an hour with the rest of the procrastinators. I watched the better-prepared advanced registrants zip in and out, probably having time to stop and sit down for lunch before heading back to work. Me? Not so lucky. But I got that race number!
It’s snowy in Kansas City this weekend. Pretty much perfect conditions for a race that is nearly indoors. However, it made my run today exceedingly difficult. After passing ten separate accidents within 2 miles on southbound I-35 last night after dinner, I decided not to head out early in the morning. This, of course, meant that I was left to run all alone. I really need to find some training buddies ASAP.
I intended to run 14 miles: 12 at a decent clip, and 2 more relaxed. Let’s just say that didn’t quite happen. At 10 miles, I was tired, and cranky, and dreading getting out and running again tomorrow. So I made a decision that some might consider mentally weak, but I feel was the best thing to do.
I turned off the GPS and chilled out. I went the full distance I had planned, but I have no idea how long those last miles took me. And since I’m going out tomorrow to try to find that steady clip again, I don’t feel too bad about it.
But I can’t say I’m looking forward to this race as much as I was while standing in that line on Friday! I have about 15 hours to find some enthusiasm.
I’ll now search for it by rooting for Kansas State basketball against KU. Not because I have any ties to K-State whatsoever, but mostly because fake beards are pretty funny.