Happy, Happy Friday! My office has sent me downtown to participate in a Social Media Conference (nerd alert) called Social Slam so if you notice your twitter feed blowing up with nerdtastic social media jargon, you now know why.
Social slamming aside, this girl is trying to focus hard on the upcoming half on Sunday – Knoxville’s Covenent Health Half Marathon.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about it – mostly because this is one of the only half marathons I’ve participated in that doesn’t involve significant travel. But also because the weather is looking pretty awesome:
I made the mistake of reading some race reviews and I think I may have phsyched myself out a bit. Word on the street is the race is a bit hilly. I drove it, and it doesn’t look like anything that’s going to cause me any problems (hello, Knoxville is a hilly place!) but still, there’s always that looming negativity.
So in an effort to rid myself of the bad thoughts, and bring in happy ones, I meandered over to the library to check out a few books. Yes, people still do that. There’s like 4 of us left -we’re a dying breed. Also, I’m realizing between my social media conference and my love of libraries, I’m kind of a dweeb.
I’ve been reading it before I go to bed at night (when else does one have time to read?) and am actually kind of enjoying the empowerment it emulates. Need some ‘run’spiration? I’ll lay it on thick: And for your fun Friday Fact (in case you didn’t know)…
I don’t have any big goals for this race. Coming fresh off a fancy new PR, I don’t think I’ll be quite as lucky this go around, you know, with the hills and all. I’m shooting for under 2 hours, but if not that will be ok too. Just going to enjoy the weather and the surroundings of my fair city.
What are your plans for the weekend?
Do you ever run a race without a set goal in mind? I feel like maybe I should be a bit more ambitious but sometimes it’s nice not to take yourself too seriously.
Because obviously I take myself VERY seriously….
Have a wonderful weekend guys!