This training session is going to be a little different than the others. This is the first time The Hubbo and I are training for different distances and different races. He is training for a full marathon and his goal race is the Route 66 Marathon right here in Tulsa this November. I'm training for a half marathon and I'll be doing the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco in October and the Route 66 Half Marathon in November.
You may be wondering why we are doing different races this time. Well... long story short, my body needs the break from the high mileage that Marathoners have to put in. I developed Plantar Fasciitis in both feet while training for my last couple marathons. PF is super painful! You can read more about it here.
Honestly, I had decided to run the Half at the Route 66 Marathon right after I ran my first full there last year. Which was before I knew I had PF. I have already ran in the relay, and I had just finished the full, so I thought I'd round out my medal collection with a half medal. Plus, last year if you were a Half Fanatic or Marathon Maniac, your medal came on a special ribbon showing their logo instead of the Route 66. So you could boast both accomplishments.
The first group run was only 4 miles, so nothing to really brag about, but it is a good way to ease yourself back into group training when you've been off for awhile. It was warm and humid but we had plenty of water stops so everyone seemed to do fine. I was fine until mile 3.5. That's when it hit me. Literally. Bird poop hit me on the side of my head. Ugh! So gross. I decided to not let it ruin my day and take it as a good luck and welcome back sign from the bird. After all, it could have been worse! It could have gotten in my ear! Or my eye! I probably would have vomited on the spot if it had gotten in my eye. No joke y'all!
What do you think? Is getting pooped on by a bird good luck or bad luck? Has it happened to you?