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.