But, I'm still a runner.
Why? The first software that I loaded onto my new hard drive??? The Garmin Training Center. To top it off - I literally squealed with joy when I saw that all my runs since last July were still on my Garmin and transferred into the training center on my new hard drive. In other words - I didn't lose the Garmin data from my first half marathon last October. Squealed. With. Joy.
Today was MIT and the Columbus Marathon's National Runners Day Celebration. I was also suffering from group withdrawals. So, I got up at 7am so that Cassie and I could be there before they left for the morning run. It was so AWESOME seeing so many of my running buddies and feeling the thrill of the group atmosphere pre-training run. I'VE MISSED THAT!
Cassie was a big hit with the group and SUPER excited to be there for her first MIT session. We ran out of the track with the group and then Cassie wanted a potty break. Probably a good thing, because I was caught up in being happy to be there and might have kept running with the group longer than I should have. I have issues. LOL! Then Cassie and I did a nice walk to Antrim Park and back. When we got back we socialized with the MIT gang and ate the free cupcakes and drank the free chocolate milk. (OK - I had a free cupcake and free chocolate milk, Cassie got water).
I finally remembered to ask Judi where she'd gotten her super cool 13.1 cap. So, after stopping at a baby/maternity garage sale expo, I came back home and ordered myself a cap....and a shirt from One More Mile running apparel. I simply could not resist the running short sleeve shirt that said "Running is a mental sport - and we are all insane." I'll have to post pictures of the shirt and cap when they arrive.
A great day so far - and it's only 2pm!
Until next time...