Okay, Halloween is almost over. But I'm sitting here, YEARNING for more trick-or-treaters and I guess I have ADD because I WAS washing dishes and before that I was reading this week's New Yorker (actually reading this week's during...THIS WEEK), and suddenly here I am writing on my blog.
Well anyway, I feel like the stepchild of Halloween right now. We live on this street that is adjacent to this major 'Halloween' street. Like, the kind of 'Halloween' street where the cars get blocked off and it's one big block party. But I'm around the corner. So you know, people are walking PAST my house to GET to where it's really happening. If I'm lucky, anyway. If they park on other side streets then they probably won't walk past my house.
But I thought I'd help the situation by playing scary music out my front window and getting the house all creepy looking, so at least they know to stop by.
Anyway, I just think it's the cutest thing to see these little people in costumes with their parents watching proudly from the sidewalk.
So, as I wait for more trick-or-treaters, I am proud to say that my soreness has FINALLY subsided. As of...today. Yes, really, it took until TODAY for me to finally feel like I have normal quads just like everybody else.
I can easily say I learned my lesson. I need to work up to that kind of downhill running. I was seriously sore up through the end of Wednesday, when finally Thursday I started to think I would still be able to run the XC race this Sat.
This Saturday's XC race isn't just ANY cross country race. It's the TAMALPA CHALLENGE! There's this little rivalry that goes on between the Empire Runners (Sonoma County) and the Tamalpa Runners (Marin County). So besides the championship XC race and the season opener which is held here in Santa Rosa, this is pretty much the other biggest XC event for our team. We've got 42 people committed to racing tomorrow, so we should have a strong showing. I can't wait!
Which is essentially why I was horrified as of Wednesday to think I _might_ not be able to run.
Besides that, I've got the little sister turning the big 1-8...should be a fun weekend.
Time to go now, have a great weekend!