Friday, June 08, 2007

Last Marathon of the Season

The final marathon of my personal season - which runs October through June - has arrived. Sunday is the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. It's a point-to-point from Sequim to Port Angeles, along the Olympic Discovery Trail. I'm well-rested after an entire week off running - and today, for the first time, I had no pain in my calf when I got out of bed. Yippee! Just in time to cause a new bout of irritation! It's got to be better than the last two marathons - I went into those in pain. I'm excited about this marathon - it was on my original "must do" list.

Eric is running the marathon too, Rob is running an ultra at Lake Youngs tomorrow, Jenny was signed up for Lake Youngs but is injured, and Steve is running Lake Youngs. I think Ray and Jane will be at NODM, and possibly Melissa - that depends on her knee. Some of the other Y Runners will be running Sound to Narrows - or, as Eric calls it, our local gut check. This will be the first time we've missed it in about 10 years. I'm very tempted to run it anyway, then the marathon the next day, but figure I shouldn't push my luck with both my breathing and my leg. It should be a fun weekend for everyone! Check in on Elizabeth's blog - she's running an relay this weekend, and has already posted from the van.

I'm spending today at our local street festival working at the college booth. I'm setting up our sensory table, then spending nine hours supervising it. I pulled a quadruple shift because I won't be in town for the rest of the weekend, and I'll also be missing the next festival we'll be set up at. I figure today's long shift makes up for that. The skies are gray right now, but it's supposed to get a little nicer. It should be a fun day - I love people watching, I get to play in birdseed with kids and I'll probably get to eat some fair food. What could be better?

I'll report back on Sunday - till then, have a great weekend!

14 comments:

JustRun said...

Nothin' like a good street fair! :)
Have a good day and a good last race!

Bob Gentile said...

You Had an AWESOME Season!!
...Congrats and Have a great last race!! U Maniac:-)

Try@thlete said...

Look out at the finish line for the pig waving a Mighty Maniac banner.

Happy running all Puyallup warriors!

wendy said...

uhhh...thanks for referring over Elizabeth's blog. =)

I'm working M.D. too, on Sunday afternoon! hopefully good weather...

So glad to hear about your calf feeling better. Are you still planning to stick with 7/1's????

Nicole said...

Good luck - I hope it is the best marathon of the season.

scott keeps running said...

boy i wished i lived on the west side sometimes -- so much going on! it looks like everyone is going to have a great time. i wouldn't be surprised if you did run the sound to narrows anyway. good luck at the NODM either way!

olga said...

Best times on Sunday!

robtherunner said...

Good luck on Sunday!

Michelle Sarabia said...

Good luck on Sunday. Savor every minute of it and have a great time. You have had a great season and have been a real inspiration.

Jack said...

Have fun on Sunday, I'm sure you'll do just fine, you've had a great season!

Running by.... said...

Hi,

Sorry I was away for so long. Good luck on Sunday and enjoy your Summer break!

Sarah said...

Looking forward to reading your report! Enjoy. : )

angie's pink fuzzy said...

can't wait to hear how it went!

Sensationally Red said...

I just discovered your blog from Addy's blog. It's very well written and I look forward to reading about your back of the pack adventures in your neck of the woods. I live in Ohio! I'm just bowled over by the beautiful pictures from that part of the country. I lived in Seattle when I was very young--first and second grade. I still remember all that GREEN.