Also, I'm getting a fair amount of contribution for my fundraising efforts. As of this writing, I'm still short of the $200 goal I set in order to wear a costume for the race. Not much short, but still short. Keep those dollars coming, race day is now inside a week!
One of the fun things about training has been discovering new things in my own neighborhood. For example, roses grow in any patch of grass left unattended. That's not news, this is the City of Roses after all. The fun flora doesn't stop there. Apricot, plum or plucot trees grow quite hardily and right about now anyone running on the sidewalks will have to navigate the minefield of their fruity droppings. I don't know when fig season is, but some of the trees in my neighborhood look like they're nearing harvest time. I've only ever seen one kiwi tree in my entire life and it just happens to grow six blocks away.
|Just your neighborhood kiwi tree|
|This Sequoia 'totem' spreads her arms a block off the beaten path|
Now, it's all over but the race. The hard training is behind me. I'll run a shorter route or two over the next few days, but nothing over a mile. Mostly I'm just letting my body recover from the hard stuff. In other words, I'm ready. I actually looked forward to and enjoyed my hardest training toward the end, so the race should be a good time. Barring catastrophe, I will compete and complete. Now I just need a couple more bucks and a kick-ass costume. Any ideas?