Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I Found A Race

First I have found another race to substitute for the one that got cancelled. It is the same weekend which is perfect. It is much farther away.  But I thought about the time I put into my training a few more hours (one way) doesn't begin to equal the hours I would waste from training.  So I am on my way in a week and a half to Maine but much farther north than usual.  It is the Chamberlain March Half in Brewer, Maine.  It doesn't look scenic or like one I would have picked BUT it is the right distance, it doesn't seem to be hilly, it was cheap and it's not cancelled!  A teacher I used to work with moved to Maine and guess what?  She lives about 20 minutes from Brewer so I'll meet her for lunch.  I think my traveling friend is going with me so we'll make a weekend of it.
I'm going to see if I can rent a room for the night.

Oh yeah, one more thing.  It's near Bangor, where Stephen King lives, and I'm told his house (fence) is a must see. I am truthfully VERY excited for this!  Small blessings.......being positive.

Sunday I made up my tempo run from when I was sick. I wasn't going to but I have a hard time letting go of a workout if I can fit it in.  I did it where I swim and hot tub it on Sundays.  It was a hard run and I was sweating more than a little when I was done. Then I swam and my muscles felt like jelly.  It's a good thing that is not the order triathlons are in.  I kept thinking about how good I felt but fast did not enter into my thoughts anywhere!

Then I visited Jameson and Jaxon so it was one heck of a winning day!

11 comments:

Kate Geisen said...

Hurray!! Lots of good news. :)

Char said...

It sounds like it's going to be a much more fun weekend. Cancelling the original race might be a blessing in disguise.

Teamarcia said...

I'm glad you found a race. How great you have a friend up that way as well. Isn't it funny how maniacal us runners get when we're all trained for something? I'd have done the same thing.

Mike Ransick said...

Awesome you found a race! Meeting with a friend and traveling with another is a nice bonus.

Amy Crawshaw said...

I saw this on FB and I am so happy for you found something! I'm with Char - this might end up being even more fun...So excited you'll get to see Stephen King's house - be sure to take pictures for the rest of us!!!

Johann said...

That is good news! I know my wife would love to see Stephen King's house.

christa said...

I am happy you found a race, and can see Stephen King's house. Hope the weather is good for you!

Darlene said...

Good for you

Giorgio said...

That's a great news! Glad you have found a race!

Fran said...

Glad to hear you found another race so your training wasn't for nothing.

That place you consider to stay the weekend looks lovely.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Sounds like a fun plan. I like having races to look forward to!