Weekend forecast: Cloudy with a chance of mattresses.Other than our trek to the grocery store, Anthony and I spent most of yesterday avoiding the gloomy outdoors. Last week was pretty high mileage and I was happy to finally have a rest day.
Running was still on the agenda, though, in a different way. ‘Twas the DC Road Runners annual banquet!About 80 members attended. We talked about all the club accomplishments,wore name tags, elected a new board, and ate lots of pasta.After a grueling and extremely competitive election process and intensely debated results, I was nominated Membership Coordinator for the 3rd year in a row. OMG.
Also I didn’t realize how obnoxious that chandelier was until I started uploading these photos. Anthony and I are definitely putting one on our registry. It will look great in a 700 square foot apartment right?!The highlight of the night was listening to Olympian Julie Culley speak. She was inspirational and humble.She told her story and then opened up discussion for questions. In addition to a lot of information about professional racing and the life of a sponsored athlete, she also shared some of her training tips.
One thing she said was that she makes time to do everything possible to mentally and physically prepare herself for a race. This includes quality workouts (obviously) PLUS weekly physical therapy, messages, and chiropractic care. And she takes naps daily. I’m sure the life of a professional track star is not glamorous, but I have to say that daily naps and weekly massages must be pretty nice.
Today’s forecast? Basically the same as yesterday’s.
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