Next weekend, I run my first race of 2015 – as usual, I am undertrained. But I am okay with that (of course) because I am the type of runner that finds triumph in merely finishing. In about a week, I attempt my 8th Calico finish. Secondly, I am registered for Nanny Goat 24 which takes place this spring, for which I aiming at not going into undertrained. And thirdly, I have taken on volunteer coordinating for another Old Goat race. The race is Old Goat 50, the same race that I was pulled at mile 41. I believe that I have finally gotten over it, and am looking forward to working with Steve Harvey again. He is so easy to work with. He’s kind of a celebrity in the local ultra-running community, and I feel honored to be part of another Harvey race.
Back to now, I have a much needed new pair of trail shoes en-route to my front porch as we speak. So excited! Also now – that is lately, I am needing to run wherever I can which means more road running. This is a benefit in the long run because it will increase my speed. To end this week’s training, I headed out the door for a 6.70 mile run down to the wharf, across to the harbor island which I ran in its entirety. Crowds were out in abundance, runners, picnickers, walkers, sun-bathers, you name it – today was a day to get out under the sun! After the island, I ran on through the marina, past the historical replica of The Pilgrim (Richard Henry Dana’s ship), and over to the marine institute where I snapped a picture of the Pacific Ocean, turned around and headed back home.