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HOT 11 miler and taper brain

This weekend was a blast. A hot blast. I went out on the lake (Lake Castaic) all day Saturday, when it was 103 here! Talk about a late summer hot spell. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water though. Glad I was out of the heat and at least able to cool off in the water. Another awesome thing is that I think I am getting another fever blister on my lip. SWEET.

Since I went out to lake on Saturday I had to get in my last ‘long’ run before Camarillo…NEXT WEEKEND, yesterday morning. Talk about a hot one! I knew it was another hot day in the works when I was greeted with the sun shinning right in my face when I stepped outside to start my run. I wanted to hit 13 miles but with the scorching heat I settled with 11 and went a route with a little more hills. I was a hot day from the start. I literally felt like my feet were sticking to the asphalt with how sticky and hot it was out.

It took me a while to get back into the groove when I started running. I just felt like I was so slow and tired. Finally around mile 4 I seemed to regain life in my legs and was able to finish off the run stronger then when I started. I also saw a dead cat on the side of the road. It was sad. This week I’m going to get in an 8 miler on Tuesday morning and a 5 miler in on Thursday morning and then it’s race time! I have to book my hotel either today or tomorrow but I have been perusing some deals.

I hate that part of the race planning. Booking a hotel and planning the pre-race activities and stuff always stresses me out! I want to just get the race over with at this point. Pending how I feel at Camarillo, I’ll decide what race I’m going to run at Malibu, either the half or full. Right now I’m leaning toward the full, like a complete freak, but Monday morning I’m sure I’ll be right back on the half marathon train.

I’m excited though. I think. As of right now I’m excited. Come Wednesday I’ll just be over the waiting game and ready to get this show on the road.

Another exciting highlight of the weekend was going to a few different baby stores with Shea for her upcoming craft fair! She has been super busy with her business and is kicking serious butt. Her display is SO cute. I will take pictures and share soon. And I’ll leave you on that babyriffic note.


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  • Reply Carolina Girl

    “I also saw a dead cat on the side of the road. It was sad.”

    I know that was supposed to be sad, but it made me laugh! Just the way you through it in there! haha But poor kitty :(

    Good job on your run!

    September 27, 2010 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Tara

    I’ve been seeing a ton of dead animals lately on the trails :'(

    Good job on getting your last run in before Camarillo. I pray it cools down for you this weekend! ♥♥♥

    September 27, 2010 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Pam

    Danica go to the store and look in the vitamin aisle for Lysine..and start popping them like crazy when you think you are starting to get a fever blister or cold sore…it will lesson the length of the blister. You can’t od on Lysine b/c what you don’t need your body gets rid of.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I cant believe its already almost go time! Your going to do great this weekend! I cant believe i can almost say see you in a WEEK!!!! eeee!!! i need a big danica hug and a big danica and nicole drink!

    September 27, 2010 at 5:35 pm
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