This post will be short and bittersweet…
Last week I purchased an Armpocket Sport i-20. I love it. I got it in black and it fits my iPod and my phone, key and cash! I tried it out on Saturday and I can verify it is moisture resistant. There was no slipping and I am so happy I bought it. It will come in handy at all my races. Especially, the half marathon I am running/walking THIS SUNDAY! As I was loading my iPod into my new Armpocket I dropped it on the concrete driveway. The screen cracked a million times. Are you kidding me? Even Pink was pissed – look at that dirty look she is giving me.
Good news! It still works though and I pray that it holds itself together for the half this weekend. That way I can fight random people on Black Friday to get a new one.
Also, I ran/walk/crawled 11.64 miles on Saturday. My friend Lisa told me this was a necessary evil for those ill-prepared runners like me. It sucked and by the end I think I was dehydrated, bored and my legs were screaming “STOP!!!” So, I did. I went inside called my awesome coach Mary and asked if I should do an ice bath that so many other runners use for these “long runs.” She okayed it and off I went into the tub. I filled it up with cold water just over my legs and Rob dumped in the whole tray of ice. Brrr! That was COLD! My teeth were chattering until most of the ice melted. But, it definitely helped! I took it easy the rest of the weekend, got some extra sleep and today I don’t feel too bad.
- Have you ever run a half marathon and what advice do you have?
F.I.T. Monday 11-12-2012 #002
No too much to report on this today. I have been focusing all my efforts on getting well and surviving this race coming up.