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Extra rest day declared and taken

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Given that tomorrow is race day, even though it is "only 9.3 miles" (as I found myself saying)... with the level I pressed myself to this past week, I opted to make today a rest day, the second in a row.

I did go to the grocery store to lay in the week's supplies to feed the body in training. I did go downtown to pick up my race day packet, but I drove, did not bike. The shirts are a little louder this year in their signage:



The highlight of the day, though, was that KALIGIRL had invited me to go for an afternoon walk with her and one of their four-pawed friends, Liz. Love the dogs... you know I do... and this is my "fix" for the week.

We took it easy as Becky had been a good citizen and donated blood today and I *was* on a rest day. We meandered through the park, enjoying a gorgeous day, and ended up back at her place sharing a cup of tea and solving the problems of the world that thank goodness WE don't get to / have to decide... as it never works out quite the way our minds plan it in the comfort of not having to live with the consequences of being the deciders!

A wonderful, soul-filling day... and restorative. Hoping that by start time tomorrow I'll be back into that coiled spring state... although I don't have to be quite there for this race. This was one I was attempting to use the training philosophy of "training through", meaning no real taper in the training... but obviously, my training cycle got skewed a bit recently.

Looking forward to what looks like GREAT weather for race time... high supposed to get up to maybe 69 tomorrow. In short, a carbon copy of today, maybe a degree or two warmer.

LIFE is good. Be at peace and treat yourself with the respect and love that you would your best friend. Namaste. emoticon
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MOBYCARP 10/20/2013 1:43PM

    I hope you're having a great race today. After yesterday's 5K, I have a 15K I'd like to enter; I just need to be ready for it about a year from now.

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WATERMELLEN 10/20/2013 12:11PM

    What could be better than an extra rest day with a Spark friend and canine companion?? Good choice . . . and all best with the race this afternoon!

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KELLIEBEAN 10/20/2013 7:30AM

    What a wonderful day you had yesterday!

I will be thinking of you this morning during your race. Have a great day!

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KRISZTA11 10/20/2013 6:45AM

    A lovely day, and quite active for a rest day!
Good luck to your race tomorrow!
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KARIDIAN1 10/19/2013 11:50PM

    Hope the weather is perfect and the race is fun.

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GRANDMABABA 10/19/2013 11:05PM

    Woohoo!

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MSLZZY 10/19/2013 10:39PM

    Pleasant day, plenty of rest and looking forward to another gorgeous and successful day. Your life is never dull. HUGS!

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DLDMIL 10/19/2013 9:04PM

    Good luck emoticon tomorrow, and can't wait to hear about your race.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2013 8:10PM

  Awesome that you and KALIGIRL solved the problems of the world. LOL It's so easy to do from our vantage point, isn't it!

Good luck to you. You'll nail it.

HUGS and smiles.

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LESLIELENORE 10/19/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Good luck tomorrow. I hope you have fun!

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SUPERPSYCHED30 10/19/2013 7:08PM

    Namaste

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DALID414 10/19/2013 6:55PM

    emoticon namaste

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