On a cheerier note, I have this half-marathon that I am supposed to be running in just over a week. My original plan was to build on Eugene and have an even stronger race at Rock 'N Roll. However, I ended up taking a longer post race break than I wanted to, then I had the pesky pubis issue, then I trained a little and then the poo started to fly around these parts. It boils down to : I am not properly trained and I don't care.
This race isn't a big goal race. I am not upset that I am not going to do well. I am looking at it as a 13 mile fun run. I am going to soak in the atmosphere of my first really huge race and do what I can do. It is actually kind of refreshing going into a race with no expectations. It is also nice to go into a race this distance and not be afraid of the distance. I respect it but I don't fear it anymore.
As soon as next Saturday is done I am going to start focusing on building up for faster shorter distances and try to PR at the other two distance I run: the 8K and the 10K.