I hate football. Yep, I said it. I just do not have any desire to watch the sport. I will watch any soccer, baseball, basketball, or hockey game- I just do not care for football. So, I am going bold on the Holiest Secular Holiday of the year, also known as Superbowl Sunday, to not talk about football. Instead, I will just watch some chick flicks this afternoon as I ice my legs and eat some yummy food.
Instead, let's talk about running, shall we?
Yesterday, Shanaz and I met up in Huntington Beach just before lunch to pick up our registration for the race tomorrow! It's okay- you can laugh at the funny faces of the people surrounding me, I did too. It was nearly impossible to get a picture without others in the background. But that is actually a really good thing! It means that there are just so many people that I will have the pleasure of running with tomorrow!
Look at us go! This past week, both Shanaz and I have been a little apprehensive about the race this morning. However, as the week went on, I had some mental break throughs and Shanaz had an awesome 6 miler on Thursday that helped us both get in the game to dominate and (hopefully) PR today!
I really hope I didn't jinx us…
After picking up our packets & shopping for some compression socks and bumper stickers, Shanaz and I went to Wahoos for lunch. She had never been there before! I was super excited to share with her the awesomeness that is Wahoos. I think that she really enjoyed it- she even ate the bell peppers, which she usually hates! I know- WHO hates bell peppers?!
We both had our own WaFu Bowl, which had banzai veggies, brown rice, black beans, and marinated tofu. Yum x a billion, let me tell you! During lunch, we had awesome conversations about growing up eating different types of foods & how to cook the best turkey burgers.
I read the Runner's World segment about the best, new running shoes for the Spring & I found my new favorite pair that I must buy after I run today… like immediately after.
I have yet to try them on, but I am missing my Asics! No offense to the other brands I have been wearing as of late, but I think my feet have been screaming for some Asics again. I am planning on using the rest of my Road Runner gift card to buy these puppies in a couple of weeks, so that's something to be excited about!
All week, I tried to think of something motivational that I could write on my arm or say over and over again to myself during my race this morning. Then, I read the editor's note from Runner's World & I found some magic~
So, what will I be saying to myself each step I take during this half marathon?
Running can be anything you need it to be, big or small.
Whether or not this race will be a small or big race, I will run each mile with grace and humble thanks to God for giving me the strength to carry on, no matter my current condition.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!
See ya~ Kay