I'm not gonna lie, I'm totally intimidated by her running skillz. I'm pretty sure the longest distance I've ever "ran/walked" at one time is maybe five miles. What race did she suggest? The Hot Chocolate 15k in DC at the national harbor.
|It scares me a little that we're running so close to I-95. If you've |
ever been to DC or northern VA, you know what I mean.
I know that she can do this in her sleep, but for me it will no doubt be a challenge. A challenge that I'm ready to take on. I think I actually may have even registered before she did. I was blinded by the free chocolate at the finish, and the sweet wind-resistant race jacket.
I'm currently considering two races before then; a 5k and a 10k. I'm working on getting Amanda to sign up for the 5k with me. The 10k will be more of a begging/pleading effort. I've added a "races" tab at the top of my page, to strengthen my motivation and hold myself accountable.
After some thought, today I even made a purchase. Since I currently have enough money in my checking account to keep my gas tank full and to maybe eat until payday next Friday, I used the 0% interest card that I recently got to help move around a bit of debt and pay for some etsy supplies, to buy myself
|A sweet Garmin Forerunner 305. Now I can hang with the cool kids!|
(I had to assure Pinky that I will still use her for gym workouts.) Pinky
is good people.
I was a little bummed to find out that this is the only color it comes in. I'm not a big fan of red. It reminds me of anger, and of this dude I dated once who referred to himself as "Rage" and loved the color red. I may be coloring mine with nail polish. (By the way, I'm totally serious about this dude. I have the most awful taste in guys, apparently).
Now, since I've only ever ran and trained for races in semi-warm weather and this race is in December (ten days before my 30th birthday! YIKES!), I need some serious help figuring out what types of clothing/supplies I will need to run in cold weather. What types of shirts, pants, ear warmers, gloves, socks...help me! Also, will I need a Camelback to run nine miles? I feel that I will, since I get thirsty on 3-mile runs. What about Gu or another electrolyte or hydration item?
Speaking of Gu, remember last week when I posted about poop and mentioned that I was challenged to do so? Well, Kari and I started discussing people posting gross things about their baby's poop on Facebook and the conversation went like this
(it reads bottom to top)
I did end up posting about it, but I really just did it because I'm all for a fun (or funny...or possibly gross) challenge. I didn't really expect a *prize*, but yesterday I got home to this in my mailbox!
Kari, you rule! Thanks so much! I've never tried Gu, but now that I'm going to be training for a few races...further than a 5k (it feels good to say that), I have an awesome excuse to try these! To you all who use Gu, what's your favorite flavor?
Remember, I need your suggestions for cold weather running gear. Aaaand GO!