Mile 1030, Chandler AZ - Yes, today I turned 46. My calf felt better after three days of rest, so I figured I'd run 4.6 miles for my birthday. I'm hoping I can do this for the rest of my life. 7.5 for my 75th, 10.0 for my 100th. You, get the ideal.
Well, my calf let me get to 2.43 miles. I could have gutted out the final 2.2 miles, but I didn't think that was a good ideal for my leg and I want to be able to run the New Times races this Sunday. So, I DNF'd and I'm ok with that.
Afterall, next year I only have to do 4.7 miles.
Next week will be busy. The New Times Race on Sunday. Drive to Las Vegas for the National Realtors Convention on Monday. Run the Turkey Trot in Las Vegas on Saturday and drive home. I'm not really that big on casino gambling, so I'm mostly looking forward to the race. I wonder if they have treadmill slot machines in the casino?
Birthday gifts: Thorlo running socks, A book, "The Catcher was a Spy" about Moe Berg, The Stick, a self massaging tool, a cool jacket from the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon, "For The Love of the Game DVD and The DVD series "The Planet Earth".
Did you know: The Pillsbury Doughboy was born on this day too. I'm thinking about changing the name of my blog to - Running from the Pillsbury Doughboy. LOL