Not much to say as an intro to this post, so I'll just dive right in...
1. Call it the Taper Madness. I've got just 9 days until my half marathon. I CANNOT WAIT!!! I am so excited for it! I'm sure that excitement will soon turn to dread as the day creeps closer. Just like what I read in Marathoning for Mortals (by Jenny Hadfield and John Bingham), I'm exhibiting all the classic signs... a need to shop, buy new running clothes, and I may be just a tid bit snippy. Yes, just a tid bit. Another thing that I'm sure will change as the day gets closer. I've been browsing online stores that offer running clothes... not the fitness, tech-tee type stuff, the "runner girl" and other cute, stylish running clothes. Okay, I lie. I've been checking it all out. I do know that I need to buy a better hat for those cool mornings, and possibly a new sports bra (same brand and style, just smaller size... darn you, nursing boobs!!).
2. Steve and I are taking Ryder to the apple orchard this weekend for its annual apple festival. I can't wait! We're going to pick out a few pumpkins (from all of which I'm going to collect and roast the seeds), take a hayride, possibly do the corn maze, and of course, get a pork burger and a carmel or candy apple, and any other fall yummies I can get my hands on. AND, my brother and soon-to-be sis-in-law moved up to us from Florida last weekend with my 3-year old nephew, so they will be joining us, along with our other brother and sis-in-law. Its going to be great fun!
3. Did I mention that I'm just slightly excited for my half marathon coming up? I went into my RunKeeper app on my iphone and wrote down all my long-run distances and average pace times, in hopes that I could figure out a goal race pace for each half of the race. Instead of coming up with a good formula to go by, I'm now just overwhelmed by numbers. Does anyone out there have any suggestions or advice as to how to plan for a goal race pace, based off of long run paces?
And a Freebie #4... I hope to get some pictures up here eventually! Its hard to find the time to blog at home, let alone add in pictures. I have this awesome one of me and my sister after our first run together, and her first run, that I'd like to use.
Oh, Freebie #5... I'm just full of them today, aren't I? Anyway, my sister mentioned in her last post something about possibly pushing her in a wheelchair during the Princess Half... Ann, I will do whatever I can to make sure you finish the race, not barring wheelchair-pushing! I know you'll be able to do this!!
Happy Thursday everyone... lets let the Friday Festivities commence already! This week has been long enough!