I'm here, I'm alive, I'm back.
Sorry about the break...but Mot and I took ourselves a little vacation.
Two of them actually. :-)
Last Saturday am, we left for Arkansas.
Because the day before we left, the Black Hills (and Western NE) had a tiny little blizzard that shut down the interstates and such. They were all clear by the time we left the next morning...but since we've JUST only gotten rid of winter ourselves...we wanted to go somewhere without the white stuff.
So, I got out a map...actually I opened up a map online (but getting out a physical map sounds more official).....and looked to see where we could go that was no more than 6-8 hours away (one way), that would be warm....but not too warm.
After much debate, and weather report checking, we decided upon the Ozark National Forest.
While in AR, I did some cross training.
I was barely able to walk for four days after our two days of hiking.
My calf muscles were in big bunched up balls.
Probably not the best plan with a half marathon two weeks away.
We stayed for 4 days, came home, did some laundry then left with friends on Friday am for Minneapolis.
IKEA, REI, and a quick stop at Mall of America (just because we'd never been, and wanted to check it out).
Lots of walking.
My feet hurt, but my calves were feeling much better. :-)
After travelling to the south, then to the north....I haven't run since the TUESDAY before we left.
You heard me...as of tomorrow...I won't have run for two full weeks.
The half is this weekend.
I may have taken this tapering thing a bit too far.
(silently freaking out!!!!!)
So....this week I'll be running. Short little runs. Just to get my legs back under me, and then we'll see what happens this weekend.
I won't PR, but I will finish.
I won't PR, but I'll have a good time.
I won't PR, but I'll be out there.
I won't PR, but another race shirt in my closet will be ok.