10 miles to go until I hit 100 for December. 11.5 until I hit 1050 for the year.
I didn’t feel like changing to run today. I had no issues with not wanting to run. I just didn’t feel like making the effort to get ready. Unfortunately, I’d only run 19.8 miles this week and I have a goal of 20 miles a week. I seriously considered going out in my jeans and boots and “running” .2 miles, but figured if I was going to count it, I needed to at least run it. I ended up doing 3.2 miles because that got me down to 10 miles left and four days to do it.
I’ve started looking at races for next year, but we have a lot of stuff up in the air. It’s driving the planner in me crazy LOL. I’ve signed up for one half marathon so far and have three more penciled in (and a fourth that is a possibility if I’m visiting my parents at the right time.) I’ve looked at some running plans and am likely to combine Hal Higdon’s Intermediate marathon or half marathon plan with one I found in Women’s Running Magazine. Since I’m planning to run back to back halfs, I like Hal’s pace run one day, followed by the long run the next day. However, I’m not sure my body (or my family) can handle me running five days a week every week.
Now I have a favor to ask of my RBFs. I didn’t get any running gear for Christmas because Beer Geek feels those are things I should just get, not wait for a gift occasion. (Yeah, he’s a good man.) Instead, he gave me an evening yoga class for the next 10 weeks. So, now I need to “just get” the running gear I need.
What do I need? A pair of running tights. I’m looking at the Sugoi midzero. Any opinions? Also, I need a running jacket. I like the idea of a “shell” that is wind and water resistant, but light so I can layer as needed. I tried some Sugoi, a Brooks, and an Asics jacket today and they were all cut the same way – for a tall, hipless woman with long arms. Seriously. I’m shortish and smallish and the mediums barely closed around my hips and the sleeves were inches too long. Larges made me look like I was wearing my dad’s clothes. Anyone know of a brand that fits a more curvy figure? Finally, I want a pair of compression socks, partly to keep my legs warm on really cold runs, partly for the recovery aspect. Which brand are you guys loving?
Lastly (and way more important than all my rambling above), Heather at Run Faster Mommy is holding a raffle to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. Go over and check out the awesome stuff and donate some money for an awesome cause. And if you donate and mention I sent you in her comments, I get extra chances. Go, now. What are you waiting for?
Other than running and a wee bit of walking, I’ve done nothing, except eat cookies and I’m pretty sure that those don’t count as a fruit or vegetable.