For those of you who are parents and insist on waking your children on holidays and weekends let this be a warning. Today I sucessful woke up every member of my family prior to my 5km. And my 5km race had a very pedestrian start time of 8:30 a.m. (which I only needed to leave my house by 8 a.m.).
I called my dad at 7:50 and he was not up. The main reason I called him was because I needed to tell my sister (who is visiting him) that I had our secondary cell phone (she needed to have access to me in case in closing my mom's bank account she needed my verbal okay). I then proceeded to call my sister (who was asleep) so that she would have my cell phone number in her phone records. This all was caused by Tristan who is in Washington State with our "real" cell phone that we actually use and know the number (this is a convoluted story that I will use in my defense when they try to disinherit me!).
Well, by the time I headed off to my race, I considered myself successful in my goal of making sure no one in my family wasted a minute of labor day weekend sleeping. Tommorrow I think I will call everyone at 7 and by Monday everyone can be prepared for a 6 a.m. wake up call. This family member does not accept slackers!
My 5km race went pretty well (I need to build up some speed for when my family starts to chase me to beat the crap out of me after Monday morning, right??).
I am not sure how my time compares to last year, but I finished in just about 27 minutes. I was pleased with this performance considering in the past 14 days I have done a triathlon, marathon, 5km, 10 miler and this 5km. Of course this is all in preparation for the next 12 weeks in which I have about three 50 km races, 4 marathons, one 40 miler and a 100 miler! Extend this time frame to 16 weeks and it will include an additional 50 miler and 3 more marathons.
I think I need a nap:-) And probably to re-hydrate.