This was my changing room AKA passenger seat of my automobile today. I started a run at 8:30 in the morning when it was pouring rain and 49 degrees. I planned it so I would be at my car again at 5 miles - just in case I needed to take off my rain coat and long sleeve shirt. By the time I had completed 5 miles, it was sunny and warm, and I actually changed my shirt in my car! A little singlet instead of all that bulkage was just the ticket.
I am now confident that I can finish a half-marathon in Anchorage on June 21. I will be in pain, as I am right now, but what the heck is another couple of weeks of pain? I am so excited about my trip and the race and I am just happy, happy, happy. I would have loved to have been able to run a whole marathon, but it just may never happen. I need to stop minimizing the accomplishment of running 13.1 miles.
After the run, I went straight to the best running store in the universe - Runners' Roost, Lakewood, Colorado - to talk to them about some shoe issues. I left there with a new pair of Brooks Trance 7's in a size 9.5 Nine and a Half? How did this happen? I have always been an 8.5 or a 9. Anyway, they fit me perfectly and don't hurt! I can't believe they were so kind to trade out my shoes. I didn't have that many miles on the other pair, but they were mainly on a dirt trail, so the shoes were definitely used.
Here is a question for hopefully at least one of you who has a garmin and a mac. That software is craptastic. I cannot get my lap information and I really need it. I just downloaded the latest software this evening thinking I surely had the wrong version, but apparently not. Could it be that this is the one thing that isn't better on a mac? If so, it is a heartbreaker.