1. A while back, I joined “Team Tough Chik”. It has turned out to be a wonderfully supportive group of women that I’m really enjoying being part of. And now I can dress the part. My team “kit” came yesterday. I’m really really excited to race in it.
2. Today and Friday I will be spending my mornings/early afternoons at the Brooks exhibit at the RNR DC expo. I’m really looking forward to spending the time there and hope to have some time afterwards to do a bit of shopping. Getting to spend a day hanging out with other runners? Why, yes, that does sound like a good idea. Thank you, Melody, for passing my name on to the coordinators.
3. My half marathon training for the Blue Ridge half marathon is going surprisingly well, considering I’m not actually following a training plan LOL. I ran what might possibly have been my slowest 12 miles ever on Tuesday, but I’m actually going to call it a good run. Why? Because it was in the mid to high 70s and I was running at noon. Now, if this were the middle of summer, that would have been acceptable, but in March, my body was not at all ready for it. I ended up completely emptying my water bottle by mile 10 and having to stop at Pacers running store for a refill. I actually took a really cold bath (I don’t do ice LOL) in my running clothes afterwards and it felt so good. That’s normally a sentiment I don’t feel except in the heat of summer. So, yeah, 12 miles in Vibrams in warm weather. I’m pretty sure I’m ready (and I still have 5 weeks to train. Win!)