1) Virginia Beach Half Marathon:
The Good: I got my bib number. I’m #12332! Everything seems so real now! I don’t know if there’s online tracking available but if there is I’ll be sure to make good use of it.
The Bad: I’ve had a knot in my left IT band since Tuesday. This barely qualifies as “bad” because I’ve been rolling the heck out of it (to the point of bruising my leg) and it’s already so much better. To be extra safe, I skipped my track workout last night and booked a massage for Monday. I’m really thankful this happened 2.5 weeks prior to the race instead of the week before. Nothing is pulling and I know that an extra rest day or two won’t derail my training so I’m trying not to let this cause any stress.
The Ugly: This is my first half marathon and even though I’m not trying to be, I’m nervous! I keep having dreams that I’ve been running for a long time and feel so good, but then I look at my watch and realize that either I’ve been running for 7 hours and the end is nowhere in sight or I’ve went to the finish party before actually finishing the race.
2) Healthy Living Summit:
The Good:There’s so much good, I don’t even know what to write here! I’m beyond excited to meet up with some of my favorite blog and twitter friends for a weekend of fun in, what is now being dubbed, the City of Bloggerly Love.
The Bad: My packing skills are seriously lacking.
I think the great company will more than make up for the bad weather – and really, I know I’m going to have a great weekend if the weather is the only thing that I’m less than excited about!
The Good:The Mizuno Wave Alchemy 11’s are out! I blow through running shoes at an alarming rate and I’m looking forward to adding these into my rotation.
The Bad: I have been shopping WAY too much lately. I’ve mentioned that I prefer to wear workout clothes to “regular” clothes but I didn’t realize how much I’m lacking in the regular clothes department until I started packing for HLS. I’ve been buying a lot of clothes – like cocktail dresses (plural).
The Ugly: Of course I got more workout clothes too… I found a really cute jacket for winter that was on mega sale and I had to snag it. But it’s totally unnecessary for right now when it’s so hot and humid.