Today is 11/11/11. I bet there are a ton of weddings today. Speaking of which, I’m sure everyone read about the NYC marathoners that got married at Mile 22. And finished in 3:54. I wonder why they chose Mile 22. Is anyone still having fun at Mile 22? And is this becoming a trend? Oiselle makes a “runaway bride dress” specifically for the purpose of getting married on the run.
I have been a lazy sloth all week. My 12K is tomorrow so I have been “resting” my legs. I debated all week about where to fit in my long run – Friday or Sunday. I don’t want to tire my legs for tomorrow’s race but Sunday we have plans and I would have to get up super early in order to fit in a long run. I’ve decided to forego a long run this week, even though the Philly Half is next weekend. I’m going to run 8 miles today, nice and easy, and will put in a few miles on Sunday morning. Or rest. We’ll see.
I’m excited that tomorrow’s 12K is chip timed! Woo hoo! I don’t have to worry about standing in the front and getting caught up with all the speedy runners.
I’m also terribly nervous for tomorrow’s race. The shorter the distance, the more nervous I get. I hate pain.
Did you get married on a specific date because of meaning (i.e., day you met) or because of numbers (i.e., 11-11-11)? We got married on 7-25-09 which didn’t have any meaning but I secretly liked the “25” aspect of it. And I wanted to get married in the summer.
Which makes you more nervous – longer races or shorter races? I guess 5Ks and 10Ks wouldn’t scare me so much if I did them more often. I just hate the running-until-you-puke feeling. I still get nervous for marathons but it’s a different kind of nervous, if that makes sense.
We got married on 7-18-08 because that was the date available at the place we wanted! And it was a Friday, so, cheaper. I say, rest up, you’ve been running a ton, one or two extra rest days aren’t going to hurt you. I get nervous before every race, but I totally get what you mean about the frightening pain of short races. I prefer long.
My wedding date is kind of like Alyssa’s! 8-18-07. It wasn’t picked for a reason, other than it was available and before our grad classes started up again in September. But if both Alyssa’s and my wedding dates involve those numbers, they must be good, right?
Shorter distances make me more nervous than longer races. 8 miles is my last long run before the Philly half too – I’m planning on doing that tomorrow. Good luck at your 12k!
My anniversary is 10/16/2004. However, I got my engagement dog on 10/18/2003. I mess those days up constantly – much to the annoyance of my husband. Oddly, the dog doesn’t care much either way.
longer races make me more nervous because there is so much that can happy. There are too many variables for me! I love shorter races, actually. They’re like an out of control experience for me where I’m not sure if I can see straight or am going to throw up!
I can’t believe 12K is short for you! That’s still like 10 miles, right?
Nope, just 7.45 miles. Definitely nothing to sneeze at but not terribly long.
I think longer races are more pleasant (in some ways), I don’t care for the pain in shorter races and can’t really push to experience it and back off. I think thats why I am better at longer. Good luck this weekend! We are going to meet next weekend right????