The weather is getting nice here in the heartland and I am getting excited about running in the sun and taking my baby out for some long rides. Monday is supposed to be in the '80s so I'll probably take her to work. Poor neighbors get to be rattled out of their beds at 5 A.M. by the sounds of 1590 cc's of raw American made power.
I absolutely love running in the sun also. I can't wait for shorts with no shirt and lots of good sunshine reflecting off of my blindingly gleaming-white-midwest-German/French skin. Let me just apologize now to all the people at lake Hefner who will be loosing some eyesight in the next few weeks.
Weekly running summary
6 Easy miles on Tuesday in the wind.
7 mile tempo run on Thursday which felt GREAT!
10 easy mile this morning around Lake Hefner (well almost around, there's construction on the dam so we had to cut the loop short. Damn Dam construction.)
Pilates and stretching everyday.
That's it.... Gotta love the taper!
I don't know if I've addressed this here before so if this is a repeat for either of you, my apologies.
I am considering a massage this week to get loosened up and relaxed a couple days before the marathon. That thought brings much stress however. My wife bought me a massage last year after the marathon. It was my first ever massage and it didn't go well. I was excited about the prospects of a massage until I walked into the room. I wasn't prepared to have a young girl as my masseuse. Put another way, I wasn't prepared to have a pretty young girl rub her hands all over me while I was naked. Now do you see the problem! Ok, Ok, I know what your thinking, Willie, what's the problem?? This should be your dream come true. Well, your wrong! Having been married for 15 years it just felt uncomfortable to have my body violated like that. I came away from the experience more tense than I was before I went in.
So this brings me to my problem today. I want a massage because I know it will help but I don't want to go back to that place and I don't know anything about other places. I may have to do some shopping around. Would it be wrong to go into a massage parlor and scope out the employees? I'm not sure I want a man violating me either come to think of it, I think maybe a big German woman named Helga would be Ok. Why can't they invent robots to give massages? I'm I the only one who has this issue?
Maybe I'll just have my sons walk all over me like they do most evenings anyway. My 5 year old does a great job of beating me nightly so maybe that will be enough.
Don't forget about the woman's marathon trials tomorrow. I'm still looking for a TV or web channel that is covering the race live. I hope someone does because it should be a good race.
RBR is running a 1/2 marathon today so send good vibes westward. Southbay girl is herding with my favorite celebrity Velcro so send some good "cattle-dog" ju-ju that way also. Next week is the big weekend for everyone. Hang in there and we'll all get through this together.
Thanks for listening.