My pearly whites are extra shiny today after a morning dentist appointment. It was 4 months overdue, but still went well thanks to my improved regularity of flossing. No cavities either, so that is something to smile about.
But that’s not all…
Months ago, I had mentioned to someone that I wanted to run the San Jose Rock ‘N Roll Half-Marathon but just couldn’t justify paying for another half marathon so close to the Nike Half Marathon. This was also due to the fact that I am being frivolous and staying overnight with my sister and her friends in San Francisco (when I live only 45-60 minutes away). Well, I was told that he could probably get me a free entry. As more and more time passed, I began to think that I wasn’t going to happen. I don’t like uncertainty; I like to know these things ahead of time and plan for it. For this, however, I would just see what happened. Well he came through, and I am NOW registered to race.
I guess I was pretty optimistic today; the day just seemed to be falling into place. After the dentist appointment, I stopped by the local body shop to show them an issue with my door catching on the front panel when it is opened. The boys have been crawling in the sliding door for over a month now. Jeremy, from the House of Miracles, fixed me up nice…for FREE. (Be nice to your neighbors, because you never know when they might be in a position to come through for you – even long after you’ve moved.)
When I got to work, I gave my training plan a minor alteration to accommodate the race – that I wasn’t sure if I would even be doing. Instead of stepping back this week (running 11 miles on Sunday) I will be continuing the progression in miles. This will allow me to simply race next weekend and not have to worry about adding on miles to make my long run the required distance. Next week I will be stepping back.
I like it. I hope my day continues to offer me little nice surprises.
As for my run today:
4 miles at 2% incline on the treadmill and 25 minutes of strength training.