I made it safe and sound to Saint Louis about 1030 Central last night, no problem.
My plane food and snacks, book, and sparkling water made the flight a breeze, and before I knew it we were landed — just like that.
As always, it was great to see my parents and we sat at home (me eating a delicious pumpkin cookie) chatting and catching up until about 1230 when I decided I should probably get some sleep.
Is it ever weird for anyone else to sleep in their old bedroom?
I’ve moved in and out of this house a couple times between college, grad school, Chicago etc., so my room has been what is now the guest room, the basement, the back room — everywhere, ha.
But it never fails that when I’m here alone (with out Zach), and I sleep upstairs, an element of deja vu always creeps up. Thankfully it didn’t affect my sleep at all. I feel asleep without problem after reading a chapter or two of Allegiant and didn’t wake up until I had to go to the bathroom around 8 AM.
I had it planned that I would get a couple miles in around my old neighborhood to shake out the legs, and give my lungs a chance to feel the sea level air.
I got out of bed about 830 (when I started to hear my parents downstairs), and got dressed in one of my 18 running outfits I brought with me.
Seriously, does anyone else pack a TON when they travel for races. I have enough clothes for half the participants I swear. Oh well…
I did a few minutes of dynamic stretches (10 lunges, 10 push ups, and 10 bridges), then headed out the door.
Workout of the day: 2 mile shake out run
- Mile 1: 924
- Mile 2: 9:11
My neighborhood is fairly flipping hilly, so I felt pretty good about these splits. My first couple of miles are always slow — so I’m hopeful after these split times. If I can keep up those paces, I definitely have a PR in me tomorrow.
I showered up quickly after my room so that I could get this day rolling. And now, my parents are both getting a few things done while I eat a delicious CINNAMIN CRUNCH BAGEL (my fav! Thanks, Dad!) with some coffee until we head out to the expo.
I’m getting pretty psyched up, and know I will be TOTALLY psyched up after the expo. I’ll be back later with thoughts and goals for tomorrow.