I was online looking at the Melbourne Beaches & Music Marathon. I was checking out the course map when I realized you have to do the loop twice. The first loop is 13mi, then you do it again.. Which in a way is good, you could break it out in half-marathon’s. It’s also bad. This means that I have to run up the Eau Gallie causeway not once, but twice, I also have to run up the Melbourne causeway twice. Uhm? So I just quit looking at it. Why even think about it now, it’s not till Feb. I have 29 weeks, or 199 days (per the race website) . Chris & I talked about some causeways that we could go run on to “practice” hills. I am weak on hills, like bad. I hate them. I like to plan flat races; the last 5k I ran was hilly & that was not cute.
Oh my dear goodness! I was just showing Chris the half-marathon I am absolutely with out a doubt going to be running in November. They finally released the 2010 Finishers Medal, holy moly jamocha shake, I must have this medal! A pink ribbon with a palm tree medal, I mean seriously?! Does it get any better than that? Oh goodness, I’m obsessed. That race is in 129 days! Woohoo!
On to today’s run: 3mi @ 8:52 , 28:23. Pretty decent run. I felt great. The one and only thing I like about the treadmill is the consistency of my pace. When I run outside I’m all over the darn place. I know my Garmin has a feature that you can set that will beep at you if you run to slow or too fast. I just don’t if I’m at ‘that’ level of running to use that feature. I have issues controlling my pace. When I run outdoors I range all over the place from 9:50-9:05, and if i’m feeling really good sometimes an 8:45-8:50, I’m a mess.
Tonight I was running short on time so I couldn’t get an outside run in. I popped dinner in the oven for 33 minutes, ran and jumped on the TM while dinner baked.. Now that’s using my time wisely!
Speaking of dinner, it was delish- After a little whining from Chris & my Dad that there was NO MEAT! they admitted it was pretty tasty! We had Blackbean Casserole. I had one serving, but I’m pretty sure both Chris & my Dad went back for more.. They kept telling me all the different types of meats it would be good with though. Ha Ha!
Tomorrow is another day, another dollar! Yay for humpday!