One new thing I did was Zumba. I was given some Zumba DVDs from my mom and I wanted to do something different. I am so glad the BF wasn't home yet because I could tell what a fool I looked like doing the dance moves. I took Jazzercise classes with my mom growing up, so I enjoyed dancing, but I felt like I lack the rhythm to do the moves right.
I showed up to the course around 4 pm, 10 hours into the race. Ryan ended up not having a goal to necessarily do the whole 100 and when I met up with him, he was 42 miles in. We ended up walking/running the last two laps he did together. It was great talking with him through the hours we spent covering the course. He had such a great attitude the whole time and even though he didn't do the full 100 miles, he just planned on doing whatever mileage made him happy and content. He finished the race in such a great mood and I really respected him reaching deep inside himself to find happiness in a sport that sometimes can be so painful. I hope to take that lesson with me in my future races.
I didn't do nearly enough exercise this past week (skipped bootcamp workouts and a run). A few years ago, I would have probably flipped at that. I've learned to loosen the reigns a bit and know that off weeks are okay, healthy, and won't be the worst thing in the world for me. Just leaves me more determined to kick some butt this week!