1. The predicted weather for my half marathon this weekend is 32 degrees, sunny but windy. Hmm. What do I wear? I'm packing for a few days so I can only bring so many possibilities. Last year I bundled up quite a bit for this race. I just went and read my race report from last year......33 and windy. It told what I wore and said it was perfect so I guess I will dress similarly this year.
One thing I read in the report in huge letters was how much I loved the Maine Coast. Hello??? This race was in NH. But I do love the Maine coast and maybe I just thought I would shout it out no matter where the race was.
My goals are a bit different than usual. You've heard me say I am running it, not racing it but I would like to have a decent run.
#1 I want my heel to feel good all 13.1 miles!
#2 I want my heel to feel good all 13.1 miles!
#3 I want my heel to feel good all 13.1 miles!
Okay time to move on.
#4 I want to run 10 minute miles or better.
#5 I want to enjoy the crowd, the sun, the ocean, the whole experience!
#6 I want to feel pleasantly tired when I'm done with those race endorphins coarsing through my body!
2. I was going to write about what I was reading and watching but I keep abandoning books. I just picked up Storming Heaven by Kyle Mills. Perhaps I'll stick with this one! It started out well. I am also reading Strides: Running Through History with an Unlikely Athlete by Benjamin Cheever which is quite interesting.
I am watching Lost. I am on Season 2. I have seen the first three seasons before. Maybe the first four, I am not sure but the first one is worth watching several times!
3. I went back to the gym on Wednesday but today I ran outside after work because it was 41 degrees! It was a heat wave. I will run outside in anything on the weekend but during the week I turn into a wimp and go to the gym. It felt GREAT to be outside!
Of course it is a little tricky when you go to leave
for work and one cat is on your gym bag
definitely not looking like he wants to be disturbed!
One's in the box - no problems there.
And the other one looks so relaxed and comfy you just want
to put your work stuff down and try and match
him for getting comfortable!
But no worries, I did make it to work that day and tomorrow after work I begin vacation!!!