Happy Friday Y'all.....
This weekend is supposed to be a busy one, but due to the weather today, it may not be at all.
Tonight is J's volleyball practice and tomorrow she has a game in the mid-afternoon. After her game, we're supposed to go to the Plano Balloon Festival. It's an awesome event with a balloon launch, balloon glows, fire works, things for the kids, over-priced sno-cones and festival food, etc. However....it's held in a park and it's all grass and one HUGE hill that everyone sits on. Well....it's been raining since about 7:30pm last night. It's projected to continue raining for most of the day and into early evening. Rain + grass/hill + 10,000 people = MUD. So....we may miss that.
I have a 8 mile run to get in at the crack of dawn. I'm super pumped because the reason we have this rain is a "cold front" pushed down. It's supposed to be in the low-60s. Our lows have been in the upper-70's and humid....so this will almost feel chilly.
On Sunday, I'm going to do a 5 miler (recovery at 80%) to get the legs used to the mileage.
The run tomorrow will gauge if I'll be able to sniff a sub-2 in the Showdown Half (www.showdownhalf.com) or if it's just going to be part of the master plan of a marathon.
My boy....JFord....is going doing Redman Full (140.6) on Saturday. Follow him on FaceBook (Daily Trainings) for live updates done by his wife. His blog is http://memphishassumthin2say.blogspot.com
I should be receiving my EnduroPacks supply soon (www.enduropacks.com) and will post my initial thoughts on it as soon as I get it. I cannot wait.
I visited the Cooper Clinic on Wednesday for my annual physical. They do a great job checking every crease and crevice (and I mean EVERY crease and crevice). According to my doc I need to drop about 10-15lbs (duh) and do some additional strength exercises. She's a former marathon runner....like Top AG'er and overall winner....so she's not just spouting off crap. She said it's more for performance than it is actually for "health" (although being healthier is a side effect of that).
OK....calling all readers. I need more followers. Give me a shout-out, tell people to follow me, beg...do whatever. I follow a ton of bloggers and some follow me back, but I want followers. I am a people person. I have people skills, dammit.......
I will be looking at/doing a give-away for followers in the near future. I'm in the works now with some companies for discounts and products related to running and tri's.
Y'all come through for a brotha!