|The Black Mountain Running Co. Group May 15, 2013|
Biltmore Kiwanis 15k
One of the first topics I talked about last year when I officially decided to dedicate Jam Yesterday to running was my first attempt at the Biltmore Estate's 15K race. I was in a really good place running-wise this time last year, and when I think back to this race I remember how proud I was of myself because I had run such a strong, fast race and put in a stellar time. As I prepare for the race this Sunday I feel much less pressure to "succeed" and far more of a drive to have fun. I find that, as a runner, I am very erratic when it comes to the consistency of my performance. While I would prefer to be consistently "something" (slow, fast, whatever) instead I find that I am randomly spot on some days, full of power and energy, and dead and dragging other days. I am almost to the point of completely accepting this fact, so my goals for the Biltmore race this year are in a tier. If I start out and realize I feel great, I would love to match or beat my time from last year. I give myself a 25% chance that "feeling great" will be the card that I am dealt. More likely, I will feel "ok" and run a perfectly fine race. In this case, I will stash my phone in my fuel belt just so I can take pictures along the way and share with you guys the majesty that is running at Biltmore. No matter what the outcome is I am looking forward to Sunday and I feel that it will be a good race no matter what.
Even though I don't need any support or encouragement, if you guys could send some positive vibes to my friends who will be gunning for a PR: Laura, Ellen, and Carrie, I'm sure they would appreciate it very much. And I'll certainly let you know what happens!
HUGE Crossfit goal accomplished
Last on my agenda today is to thank the four or five non-English speaking spammers who have been leaving me precious comments about using their advertorial services, leasing out my vacation home, and participating in other ill advised business opportunities. It means so much that you would bother with my little corner of the interwebs, because you know you're not a nobody if people from the other side of the planet want to try to take advantage of you. So thank you spammers for making me feel special!