|Whatever lady - I had to resort to dog toys|
After Mark got home, I was very excited to go to Fleet Feet and pick up my new running shoes. Yes, I still have my old running shoes. These are just the same shoes in a fantastic new color. It's the first time I've been uber excited about my running shoes and talked about how pretty they are. Dare I say it? I actually sounded girly!
I was really, really tempted to take off my shoes and put these on, that's how crazy in love with them I was. But I resisted.
I then ran 5 miles with my friends...and talked, and talked, and talked. It's amazing they all still like me since apparently, I have no concept of how to shut my mouth during a run. LOL. I was talking about Rainier and stuff.
Afterwards, I told those who didn't know about my chocolate bar issues this week and how I intend to bring those with me as food on Rainier. My friend Sue asked if that was all I was going to bring and worried that I might get sick if I didn't bring something other than chocolate.
My dear friend Andrew had an excellent point - "Not if you build up your chocolate endurance."
Love it. I went as far as considering writing a training plan for building up chocolate endurance. I know, I'm special like that.
This morning - I skipped my big group 12 mile run, because I'm running a 15K tomorrow. It's a guaranteed PR since I've never run the distance before in a race. I haven't decided how to play it - since my 2nd spring half marathon is 2 weeks away. Race it or avoid injury??? With my previous luck with the Cap City Half, I should probably proceed with caution.
Speaking of caution - instead of running this morning, I spent my time researching and spending a small fortune on baby gates....I can no longer deny that Avery is crawling.
Have you ever squealed with excitement over new shoes?
Would you be interested in a chocolate endurance training plan?
What would you do for the 15K? Race pace or run a tad slower to ensure a good half on May 5th? Note: This 15K race has no medals.