187 Days To Go
Wow! The last week since I published this blog has been tremendously inspiring. I knew I had a great support system within my family and friends, but the blog comments and messages from those I have never met have truly been encouraging. I have already "met" two other runners who are also planning on running the Women's St. Pete Marathon and heard success stories from others who recently completed their first half-marathons. All of the input has reinforced just how important this journey is.
Speaking of motivation, there's nothing like a little schwag to get my motor running. As you see in the pic, over the weekend I received a Women's Half-Marathon visor. Who knew a little piece of head gear could get me so pumped? Okay, I did. I am a sucker for chic apparel of any kind (just ask my husband who has been banished from our closet and forced to compact all of his clothing into a few dressser drawers). Seriously though, this visor is excellent for running. It's designed like no other visor I have seen - with an elastic band and terry cloth interior rim to absorb forehead sweat. Hmmmm, come to think of it, maybe this is how all running visors are made? How would I know? Okay, enough about the stinkin' visor (told you I get carried away when it comes to these things).
After some excellent runs this weekend I was feeling a bit sore and contemplated taking a rest day. I then remembered how last week panned out and realized I better let the little monkey decide what days we rest. I put on my new visor and opted for a 4.6 mile walk. It felt good and my muscles are recouping nicely. Alright, I'm going to close this post and hit the hay...5:30am comes too quickly.