I'm finally getting my act together for these races - would you believe I left my Body Glide in the hotel when I ran that race in Maui? How I escaped that one unchafed is a minor miracle. Up to now, I'm always carrying an armful of stuff to the car - iTouch, water bottle, wallet, sunglasses, keys, Body Glide, lip balm, jacket - and if I'm not dropping something, I'm forgetting something. So I bought myself a "gym" bag and boy do I feel organized!
Everything in the picture fits in the bag with tons of room to spare. I plan on putting in a cheap pair of flip flops (once I find some - too bad I didn't think of this while I was in Maui where they are everywhere, unlike Texas in November), an extra shirt (the black thing under the gloves are running capris) and an extra pair of socks. Anything I'm forgetting?This bag already paid off with my Saturday run, when I got out of the car and realized how cold it was - I reached into it and pulled out a pair of gloves, which I ended up wearing the entire run. Nice!
As many of you know, I do love to dress all matchy-matchy when I run - I may not be fast, but I can look good! I'm constantly checking the ONE major store in town that carries athletic clothing (I don't count the mall stores because they are tiny and I never go to the mall - oh, and I live half a mile away from it, if that tells you how bad of a mall it is)...anyway, yesterday, when I was on my weekly run-through of Academy, I got the deal of a lifetime on VISORS!!! I know, how exciting, right?!? Look at what I picked up:
And guess how much these babies were going for? All except for the pink were $2.88 each! The pink, because (I guess) it was the last one, was only 88 cents!!! You KNOW I was doing the happy dance when I discovered these, lol! Now if I could just find a purple and a lime green one, I think I will have every color I need. Yes, I NEED colorful visors...they complete me, dontcha know?I also got two different Adidas technical shirts, both in size large (because that was all they had left). One fit - it's a little loose, but fine. The other large is too tight! What rhyme or reason is there to that?!? Back to the store it will go. But still, getting one deep pink running shirt for $4.88 is thrilling to me.
I'm continuing my taper this week toward the half marathon on Saturday. Jenny and I ran for 30 minutes on Monday, and I'm supposed to run another 30 minutes today. Hasn't happened yet, but it's pretty cold this morning, so I'm not racing against the heat of the day to get out there. I've started eating more carbs this week, and beginning today will start hydrating - it may be too early to be pushing a lot of water, but I don't think it can hurt. Gatorade's G2 (the lower calorie version) will be added to the mix Thursday and Friday. I'm not that nervous about the race, but then again, it's only Wednesday! Talk to me again on Friday. :)