edit to add, the next day: So I did sign up, via my smartphone, for a 12 mile race next month, inspired by a fellow student in Lynn Stegner’s writing class, who chronicles her development as an endurance athlete. I said, “What’s your next race?” and she said San Francisco Rock and Roll Half Marathon.
Today, Thursday, March 21, I got up early, to walk 2 miles on the treadmill. The A’s game was still on tv, although they lost to the M’s.
My goal is to finish the race, to beat the cut-off the sweep.
I plan to have 8 weight-baring workouts, a 4-mile or 10K long run the Sunday before, a run of 16 days of some kind of exercise, a day of rest the day before, good eating habits, hydration, massage, cross-training, a pair of new shoes, a half dozen pair of socks, swimming, tennis, massage, visualization, stretching and the stationary bike.
I got this, that is to say.
Edit to add five days later and 10 days before the race:
edit to add, April 8: Just did it: 3 hours 41 minutes.