So even though the night was a bust, as far as sleep, the morning was good. Later in the morning, my sister-in-law took Sweet Pea, enabling me to sleep even longer. (We are staying at this adorable rental condo near Santa Barbara with Dan’s sister and brother-in-law). By 7 I was up and ready to go. 7am feels like 8 because of the time change, and that was some MAJOR sleeping in for this tired mama.
Because Dan is “training” and because Sweet Pea’s aunt and uncle were willing to stay with her, Dan and I were able to do a 20 minute run together. We went easy for the beginning, then I took about five minutes to practice running at race pace (sea level feels soooo much different than back home!), and then five 20 second sprints. The run felt really good.
Later, Dan and I ventured to Santa Barbara to pick up my race packet and poke around downtown, again sans baby. What a treat! I wanted a shot of myself at the race expo but it didn’t come out that great. In lieu of that, here is one of me and Dan. You can see the lush California vegetation in the background. We really enjoyed our date.
|Yes I know it usually takes couples a lot longer to start to look alike.|
I feel ready to race tomorrow. Tonight the plan is pasta for dinner, possibly a bath and definitely reading more of Mindy Kaling’s awesome book on the Nook.