Before I left the expo, I got suckered into signing up for 2 races, the local running club (who I've honestly been milling over joining for ages because, well.. they're literally right down the road from here and I run past their headquarters on just about every run. Oh and also - when I'm doing weekend runs, so are they and I get caught up in the "traffic" so much I may as well be an official part of it... lol), and I bought some stuff on sale at Elite Runners. I love Elite. We all know this.
Later yesterday evening, we took the kids to see the Rubber Duckie. Yes, there is a huge (40 ft) Rubber Duck floating in the river now. It's going to be here for a few weeks but it just arrived last night and there was a bridge party for it. We walked down and the bridge was SO crowded. You couldn't even move there were so many people and I was getting nervous because I was being shoved, my feet stepped on, my heels clipped, etc. All I could think was "omg I'm gonna be so mad if I can't run right because of this crap!". After we finally got off the bridge and over to the other side of the river the crowd thinned and we just hung out for a while, taking pictures of the duck and walking. We made the wise decision to take the T back over to the other side instead of dealing with the bridge crowd again. It was a fun time, though.
Today is Garrett's 4th birthday! We don't have big plans for the day really. Aside from our little family cake and ice cream party, he just wants to go to the playground this afternoon and then have pizza for dinner. Sounds good to me! I can't believe my baby is 4. Wow. Time goes by in a flash. Makes you appreciate the fact that you need to enjoy life while you can. I know I'm guilty of stressing over all the details and making mountains out of molehills and just... totally missing the point some days. Something I'd like to personally work on is getting over that and trying to just take more things in stride.
Speaking of taking things in stride - yes, tomorrow is the Great Race. While I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous, I really feel good and I think unless something terrible happens I'm going to do well. Will I PR and hit my sub-50 minute goal? Probably. My training went awesome, I never missed a run and I nailed all my quality runs. What if I don't? Life goes on. I'll live to run another day.
Hope everyone out there is having a great weekend!