Wog This Way

Wogging My Way To a Healthier Me

Happy Birthday to Me!

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Today is my 33rd birthday, and I will be celebrating with a gluten free cupcake and a personal training session. Birthdays have been full of disappointment in my life, I always seem to have cotton candy dreams of what they will be, but this year I’ve tries to be realistic. The result? I’ve felt very relaxed and at peace (maybe the noontime margarita helped?) Tonight O had dinner with my family, and my husband went out of his way to get special gluten free cupcakes. I blessed and having a great workout is my idea of a great present to myself. Looking forward to what 33 holds!

A very merry unbirthday to everyone!!

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Fear of the Unknown Race Course

 

I have a half marathon in nine days. My training has been lacking, mostly because oh my extremely tight calves, and doctors orders to reduce high intensity exercise. I know that I can complete 13.1 miles, it is in me and I will.

The thing that screws with me about Fueled By Fine Wine is that they change the course every year. It takes place during a hot time of year (that is subjective since I live in Oregon), partially in vineyard and partially on asphalt, and is uphill for very long stretches. When you can mentally see yourself on a course, it takes one more stress out of it all. Now, yes they publish the course, but it is convenient to go run it ahead of time, I have drive pieces of it. It is different than imagining the course under your feet, this is one of the ways I take away the stress before a race. So, Fueled by Fine Wine really screws with my pre-race anti-anxiety precautions, but luckily not my enjoyment of wogging a half marathon.

Do you have a pre-race ritual?

 

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