Wednesday, 9 May 2007

11 Days

11 days until the race. And counting. Holy Cow. How did this happen to a nice person like me?

I rode my bike to work today which probably wasn't the smartest thing in the world. It is 8 miles each way. The ride in is awesome... mostly downhill. But then you KNOW what the ride home is like. And the last 2 miles are a killer hill. My butt hurts, which isn't exactly tragic, but I am worried because I had a tailbone injury in December which ended up as pain of my ischeal tuberosities - which is exactly what hits the bicycle seat when you ride.

I ordered my Garmin Forerunner 305 today. Yesterday I could have purchased it at my local REI store when I was there, but said "No, I will wait for Mother's Day." Today I decided I wanted it so got on the phone. Not one local store has one left. Even online they are back ordered. So I don't know when I will get it, but it is in the hopper anyway. I guess the 25% off price was too good for lots of folks to resist.

And today I just realized that the clothing I am planning on wearing for the half-marathon doesn't have pockets... anywhere. I need a pocket for my car key, and an energy gel. I think I shall try to find a running shirt with a zipped pocket. I saw one over the weekend and thought "oh, neat" but for some reason didn't purchase it. What is up with all of this delayed gratification? It is not my style - I can tell you that!

Thanks for the comments and the support. I really appreciate it.


Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

pockets are needed-i'm starting to wonder why all athletic gear doesn't have pockets of some kind.

I suggest that you find something and run in it before the race to make sure it's comfortable.

I've put myself on a 2+ day per week bike to work plan. my uphill is on the way to work - i actually wish it was downhill to work so I could arrive 'fresh'. there are plusses and minuses to everything, i guess.

Randy said...

Hi Mary, first time for me to post on your blog. You will love the Garmin when it gets to you. Hope you get it before the HM.
I'm also a slow runner, past middle age it seems (52), or on the backhill side of it anyway.
Good luck with your HM, a 12 minute pace would be a good first effort I think. I just ran my first on on 4/29 and did 2:46:40, I'm ok with that, being that I had quadruple bypass surgery just over 2 years ago.
Go out and just have fun and finish.

Sue said...


I like you new look blog - I must change my link.

I'm also hoping to get a Garmin some time soon!

You sound well prepared for your HM - Good luck!

Marcy said...

Oooooooo I hope you get your Garmin before the big day! I know what you mean by having no pockets. It's so annoying. I still have yet to get some shorts with some pockets. I'm excited for you!!!