My Instagram profile describes me thusly: “Sometimes I blog.”
I haven’t blogged in ages. Since 2015, to be exact. And here we are, ten days into the second month of 2016, and I’m finally getting around to blogging. I have a very good reason for finally getting around to doing so!
I leave this Friday for Los Angeles! Woohoooo!
While there, I plan to spend some QT with my friends at Oiselle and Nuun. I’m rooming with my friend Marilyn and we’re planning to spend a lot of time with our Oiselle teammate, Ali. Marilyn, Ali, and I have been furiously texting about the weekend’s plans, which Ali and I believe should include eating at Shake Shack and bashing Marilyn’s beloved In-n-Out.
Basically, I’m going to take over Los Angeles and trash-talk its burger scene while I’m at it.
It’s fair to say that I am waaaay more excited about eating my way across LA, cheering at the Trials, and socializing than I am about running Sunday’s marathon. This training cycle was short and low-mileage (as well as built on top of a pretty shaky foundation), and I have been sick for over a week, so my body’s just not prepared to run a 3:40. Plus, race day weather promises to be pretty warm.
Okay, scratch that. Sunday is going to be hot.
Any unrealistic pressure I placed on myself for this weekend immediately disappeared when I saw the forecast, so the heat is kind of a blessing. My plan for the LA Marathon is to slow down, take some pics, chat with my fellow runners, and enjoy the Stadium-to-sea course.
To keep up on this weekend’s hijinks, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (you can also follow my super special hashtag for the weekend, #LATakeover2016). I will recap the weekend and the LA Marathon here on my blog, but based on my recent track record with blogging, it probably won’t be for a while.
Are you going to watch the Olympic Marathon Trials? Have you ever run a race in hot weather? Shake Shack or In-n-Out?