Okay – a small attempt at humor. This is actually a two part blog post – “Wow!” followed by “What a Craptastic Week”. First the good stuff…
As I was wrapping up my day Friday, I received this email from the Events Director from the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce”
“I was looking through mentions of the Dana Point Turkey Trot via Google and came across your blog. I saw that you might not be participating in the Dana Point Turkey Trot this year because of crowding and wanted to let you know that we are changing a few things. We have seen a lot of feedback regarding crowding and safety, so this year the start and finish will be located in the parking lot of Doheny State Beach. That gives us a lot more space to spread runners out and the course (as of right now) will go backwards, so there is not that squeeze over the Doheny park bridge at the beginning of the course.
If you have any other feedback from a runner’s perspective, I would love to hear it. Hope to see you in November.”
As I said earlier. Wow. An Events Director that is taking the initiative. I guess I need to take back all those things I was talking with my wife about – how customer service is a lost art. Way to go Dana Point Chamber of Commerce! I’m in on Turkey Day! (For a refresher, here’s what I said about this race a couple weeks ago.)
And now for…
“What a Craptastic Week!”
That about sums it up. Monday’s rowing session was canceled due to work commitments. Tuesday’s run went well, but Wednesday saw the big goose egg again as work called. Thursday I embarked on a 30 minute tempo run, but I only covered 3.1 miles on a somewhat hilly course. Friday was a scheduled rest day. Then today (Saturday). Well, let’s just say it’s been a while since I’ve run 5 miles with such a high perceived effort (heart rate monitor strap was nowhere to be found)and such a slow pace (slower than 10:00).
To top it off, I haven’t been able to accurately track my calories since Wednesday, and I’ve been plowing through the junk food the last couple of days. Just today I’m around 500 calories over budget. Time for a reset!
Tomorrow morning I’m hitting the trails in Laguna Coast for 6 or so miles. Resetting…. NOW!!!!