- Gives a medal for every race
- Gives a shirt for every race
- Does a challenge and gives a medal for completing it
- Gives a hat for finishing the half and full marathon
- Gives a finisher's gift for the half and full marathon
- Awesome tent party post-race on the beach
- Free beer
- Great expo
But for some reason in January I stopped training for three weeks. I ran twice in three weeks skipping my long runs. I lost focus. I lost motivation. Sure, I could blame it on the cold and snow. It would be easier than admitting I didn't do what I needed to do to meet my goals.
Sadly, I know it all comes down to me. But, I found this quote by Arthur Ashe and thought how appropriate for this week. While I can't go back and change what I didn't do, I can go forward this week and do all I can to prepare myself. I can do a last training run, I can eat lots of protein and make sure I'm hydrated, I can get in enough sleep each night.
That is where we all are. Maybe we have been great about our goals and following through on what we planned. But, I'll bet there's something you said you would do and haven't. Well, today...now is the time to get back to it. It's not too late. It may not be perfect or how we thought it would be, but if you do something today it will do better than if you hadn't.
That's where I am. I can concentrate on all the things I can control this week and hope for the best. What can you do this week?