Oh, holiday weekends.
I do like them, but it isn't about the days off from work. I can create those, without pay. I don't need a holiday to dictate a day or two off from work.
I want to go to yoga, today. There is a noon class, taught by a popular instructor. I haven't had the pleasure of taking her class, yet; but, I know that it is normally filled to capacity.
It's a holiday weekend. I know it will be full.
Similar to Memorial Day, it will have 90+ people. I think of all of the people that are camping, enjoying the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and their day off. I know that this class will still be maximized and I feel that I am not going to yoga. I believe that Core Power should limit class size in cases such as these. Yoga is physical, but I enjoy spiritual aspect as well. When the class is full, I worry about being kicked in the face and cannot handle all of the odors created from all of the sweaty people. I know. I am sweating too. However, a full class does not enable any meditation or relaxation. I think they should offer two classes, at the same time, if the class size is too big.
So, I will indulge, myself, in another day of rest. Another day to consider the marathon factor.
Actually, I am certain that I am doing the full marathon. My coach contacted me and told me that he felt that I could do it, if I wanted to. He said, that many others have always confronted this question in training. He felt that it is a mental battle and that I need to optimize the endurance factor and quit thinking like a sprinter. He said, that I needed to go slow since it is 26.2 miles. THe only difference in our training between full and half, was that the full marathoners had an extra hour and a half added to one of the Saturday runs. He said to let him know what I would like to do and supported me in either decision.
I have talked to others about this extensively. I know 26.2 miles is long and I will be wrecked for days, afterwards. Shari and I had talked about going to Santa Fe after the marathon. I don't know how advisable that will be to stay in a car for 5 hour and stiffen up. I haven't decided. I love Santa Fe and that alone is motivation to go.
Brian would have been 26 this year. It is his golden year. His mom got a tattoo on her chest that Brian had. I talk about getting a tattoo, but I haven't yet. I will...more reflection on that, later. Nevertheless, I was trying to rationalize why I wanted to do the marathon as opposed to the 1/2 marathon. My purpose is to celebrate his golden year. Training, living life and challenging myself. Initially, I had told Shari that I would celebrate by travel.
In a way, this doesn't count. I always travel and I love it. I need to do more. Or, I want to do more. And, I enjoy running and so the Denver 1/2 just became the Denver Full with other marathons to follow, possibly. We will see...Enjoy your holiday. Celebrate with ice cream, beer or fire works...