Saturday, March 26, 2011

Do you have a 'plan'?

This week as part of the training we are getting, we were given a homework assignment to have completed.  We were to write our plan for the Race to Robie including the week before, day before, day of and during the race itself.  Our plans for hydration, sleep, nutrition, etc.  Not everyone actually did the homework, but several, including Chipper Betty and I, did.  After listening to everyone's plans I realized that it truly was just a way to separate the serious runners from the.... well, ME!  Here I am sharing that I have learned the night before the race not to eat Thai, Vietnamese or Mexican food while the others are all talking about continuing their diet of brown rice with lean chicken and ham for breakfast, etc., etc., etc.  BLECH!  I LIKE FOOD!  I know this isn't a surprise to anyone who knows me and I am aware that a person needs to eat healthy.  However, I am a firm believer that healthy and good tasting CAN go together.

So, Betty and I both have plans in place (during the race, my plan is to follow Betty).  They may not be fancy and we most certainly won't be clocking 9 minute miles, but I am pretty certain that even if I did eat nothing but sawdust I still wouldn't have that kind of a time.  We WILL finish and collect the T-shirt and wear them with great pride!  In the meantime, we are healthier than we were the beginning of January and having a BLAST!  I think WE are winners already!

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