It is so hard to pack for a trip where the high temperatures will be maybe 60º when I am sweltering in 80º indoors right now.
For instance, I bought some water shoes for the fishing trip we are taking. Well, I won't really want water shoes, I probably really want some water proof boots. But I have water shoes, so I will wear water shoes. They are super cool looking.
And can you guess what my favorite color is? (who even HAS a green bra? well, I do, actually a couple of them.) And no, the green chacos are not my water shoes.
So, I have become obsessed with the idea of running all alone on that trail during the half-marathon and encountering a moose. Probably coming in dead last in my last half-marathon wasn't the confidence building experience I might have thought it was. Anyway, I have thought about how I was alone through almost all of that race, and thinking about being alone with a mammal larger than a large SUV. Tonight I had a stroke of genius and checked out the half-marathon times for last year. Well, I am in luck. Plenty of people finished in OVER 5 hours. For a half.
If I finished in 3:08 like my last half, I would have come in 23rd of 58 women in my age group. I would have come in 93/146 35 to 39 year olds.
Phew! I will be fine. There will be lots of slow folks with me, and some even slower than me! Yippeee!!