We decided we needed breakfast before Amy headed off to vacay in Chicago so we sat outside at a little french bakery and enjoyed tomato and avocado omelettes, fresh fruit, and toast with jam (okay there might have been a tiny bit of nutella involved in the meal as well). When we got up to leave both of us had to grab on to the table to avoid falling as we said in unison "ugh, my knees!" Oh wait, you mean running 8 miles and then immediately sitting down to stuff your face for 45 minutes without any walking or stretching, isn't the best idea? Wow, some running buddy I am. Clearly I've learned jack $h*t in my 3 years of running. We narrowly escaped having to pick eachother up from the sidewalk and I headed off to City Sports in Chinatown.
I've been worried that Nashville might be much warmer than I've been used to and that I won't be able to wear my long nike pants or my capris so I decided I needed a good pair of spandex shorts for the race just in case. (Don't worry I'll wear them a few times before race-day to break them in). I might be able to get away with regular running shorts and a 1/2 pound of body glide to prevent chafing, but I don't want to risk it. Knowing these thighs, they would be as red as a firetruck by mile 18 and I really would rather not inflict any more pain on myself than is required during this race. While I was in the store I saw a neon yellow Brooks Jacket and thought "god forbid it rains on my first marathon!" "Dang, that jacket is cute, I think I NEED it." "Shoot...it's $70" "But, it's on sale...at one point it was $100" "I'll take it."
|See...it's gonna keep me safe on night runs. Totally justified.|
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