I was very surprised to get an email from the race director last Friday, saying that they had one race jacket left over in a size large, if I wanted to exchange my medium. You know I jumped on that offer quickly! At least I can wear it now and not look and feel like a stuffed sausage:
The bonus was that I got it in a different color - they lost most of their larger sizes due to a printing error and when they tried to reorder, the black color was sold out, so they went with this (which I think they should have done in the first place). I'm much happier with this fit; I just wish my running buddies were able to get this color, too.
I had a great run on Saturday - in fact, we all did. Jeff ran with Kasey and Andi - they did 5:1 intervals. I ran with Amy, Julia and Becky, and we did 1:1 intervals, but we were running much faster than normal. Around the 1.5 mile mark, Amy looked at me with big eyes like "holy cow, are we really doing this??" - I thought for sure I'd lose my momentum, but it never happened and we ran and chatted our way through five miles, with each one getting a little faster! It was a good confidence-building run, just in time for our half marathon this Sunday. We'll be in Sugarland (and I can't help but think that Buddy the Elf would love the sound of that) for the USAFit Half Marathon. The weather is looking good for Sunday and this should be a fun way to close out my long distance running for a while. Plus we'll get to see our young runner, Love, officially complete her first half marathon - she's had to be patient and train for seven months to get there - quite a feat for an eleven-year-old!