One advantage of waiting until just a few days beforehand to sign up for a race is that you get to check the weather. It may not be 100% accurate when it’s five days out, but it should at least give me some idea. And the forecast for Niagara Falls on Sunday?
Showers likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
You know, I was all set to go book my flights and sign up, but now I just don’t know. 40 and rainy? ICK. What do you wear in that? Thanks to the glory of summer running, I am now a cold weather crybaby. Console me. Get me excited about how hardcore I will be for running freezing rain. Most of all, invent some form of steaming hot non-dairy healthy ice cream that I can have at the finish and promise to have it waiting.
I successfully avoided processed carbs today, despite the bagels that were my only choice for breakfast (I popped a Larabar out of my bag of tricks) and the delicious brownies and cookies offered at lunch. Haven’t run yet, but it’s only day 2 – I can’t give up now! I’ll either go hit the treadmill for a bit to do at least a mile, or put my stuff in a backpack and run instead of take a cab or walk when I go to Boyfriend’s tonight (it’s only about 1/2 mile but I can throw some extra ground in to hit my one mile minimum). Tomorrow I’m going to do a 6 mile out-and-back to Jackrabbit Sports to get fitted for some new sneakers, so I don’t mind going a bit lighter today.