Last night I arrived home to discover that I was missing my apartment key. I sat like a homeless person in the hallway until BMB returned.
I sure was paying for the meal this morning when I woke up at an ungodly time for a Saturday.
Before leaving I had my typical pre-run breakfast of a Clif Bar, coffee, and water.
We had heard great things about the program, and it being our first marathon we thought it would be an awesome way to ensure a good experience. The group meets every Wednesday and Saturday, with different groups for pace times and running levels.
We had picked up our CARA goody bag and race materials earlier in the week.
Training plan, shoe strap that identifies you as a member of the club, pretty cool bag with separate compartment, a marathon book, and some sweet deodorant. There was also a ton of charity information but as we are dedicated to the MMRF we could ignore it.
Today we joined the 10 minute mile pace group of about 25 people for a 6 mile run. My friend Sara also joined CARA, and poor BMB (and the rest of our group) had to put up with our giggles the entire time.
It’s so nice to not have to worry about bringing water or my Garmin and just run with the group. I love races so much because of the group mentality so CARA is going to be fabulous.
The run flew by and before we knew it we were doing a group stretch back at the harbor.
As goofy as it is I think the stretch will be extremely beneficial to me as I tend to head directly to the fridge or shower when I’m done running. It was a fabulous start to our marathon training and I’m so excited for the upcoming months.
After walking the mile home and showering we took advantage of the early hour and beat the rush at Yolk. I ordered my standard Blue Bayou Frittata.
Now we are waiting for the stinkin’ fog to move out so we can get on with our day. Jazz fest and BBQ on the agenda for today… have a great Saturday!