Time to get back into my Si6, study, work, study, run routine again. The 3-day weekend was nice, but it's over. Bummer!
Today is my Dad's birthday!!! Of course that meant a family gathering tonight, which left little time for running or homework. I have a feeling I will be making up for the lack of studying during the remainder of the week which will result in very little time for running. I'll try to squeeze in as much as possible though.
So today - 25 minutes of Si6 and that's it. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive as far as running goes. Then again, my group is meeting up on campus after work, so maybe not.
Just a couple of final things I remembered about Austin. Let me start by saying that Houston runners are very spoiled. We have great indoor accommodations before and after our marathon. Who cares about the weather when you have the GRB. Not to mention the huge breakfast waiting for us after the race. Second, we have awesome swag. Both the full and 1/2 marathoners receive a great medal, a participant t-shirt and a pretty nice technical finisher's shirt. (I know this wasn't always the case though...remember the joke of a medal from 2004?) In addition, the marathon finishers receive a glass stein/mug. In Austin, like many other marathons, you have to stand around in the cold before and after the race. Thermal blankets were only given to marathon finishers...the 1/2ers just had to be chilly. Finishers shirts? Only for the full marathon finishers! Post race food? Chicken noodle soup. Really! Hey, at least it was warm. Oh, there were cookies, bagels, pretzels and bananas too. But no eggs, bacon, biscuits, etc. And no tables and chairs to relax in. Yep, life is good here in Houston....the best part? No hills!!!