Yesterday I ran a 5k for Ashlyn, Courtney's daughter.
My time was 26:09 or an 8:44/mi pace. It was not a PR, but it was for a good cause. You can still sign up; the race runs from December 2nd to the 6th. All you have to do is go to Courtney's site and let her know you are going to join. Then run the race and time yourself and voila, there you have it. It's not about winning. It is about change and love and hope. Which are all great reasons to run in my book!
I chose the same bib number as I will have on Sunday. Hopefully it will bring me good luck! I ran around Lake Merritt in Oakland, which was very beautiful. The weather was warm, about 67 degrees!
It was my last run before the Marathon. It is strange to run so little in one week, but that is what taper is all about and I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. However, I feel like I should be running more.
Today I am in downtown Sacramento, picking up my packet and meeting up with family and friends for a pasta feed before the big day. I will do a more detailed post about this later in the week.
All my bags are packed and I am ready to go. Oprah, watch out. I am hoping to beat you.
Have you ever run a virtual race? Have you ever been to Sacramento? Do you think I can beat Oprah tomorrow?