Thanks for all the birthday wishes. The day was… eh. The only true positive to the day was that I got my five mile run in and did it at an average of 9:33 per mile (47:45) I ran the first two miles really fast as I was desperately in need of some endorphins.
Today was an eight mile run. As one of my presents to myself, I hired a babysitter for a couple of hours today and tomorrow so that I could run and get a break from the Bickersons (aka Jones and Shoo). It was a really good run and I finished in 1:17:51ish (I’m too tired to head up and find my Garmin). My legs are feeling it tonight, so I’ll probably run my five tomorrow slowly. I also discovered that Powerade doesn’t sit as well as Gatorade. And, of course, Powerade is what they have at the MCM.
I’m in a really cranky place mentally right now. There are a lot of reasons. No single reason is any big deal, but the small stuff is just really adding up right now. Jones needs to be back in school, I need to get done with the training for this marathon, Shoo has a nasty cold and Beer Geek seems to be getting it, and Beer Geek and I need to reconnect. All his travel, combined with my travel, and not enough “date nights” has me in a not so very happy place.
And just ’cause I need more “small stuff”, I discovered today that Finish Line sent me the wrong size shoe. I didn’t notice until after I threw away the boxes and ran in them. By the end of a couple of miles, I knew something was wrong. Sure enough, one pair is a size 8, the other is a size 8.5 (I need 8.5) The invoice says both pairs are 8.5. They aren’t being super nice about taking back a pair of worn shoes without a box, so we’ll see if they actually credit my card when they get them back. Of course, first I have to find a UPS drop off place. Sigh. Anyone need a pair of size 8 Mizuno Wave Rider 11’s?