|Me, my cousin (who ran it in 2008 and 2009), |
and her fiance who picked up a shirt in 2009
I stayed longer than expected, throwing off my other weekly plans. I was going up to Toph's family cottage in Michigan but I didn't want to make the 2+ hour ride by myself in the dark. My plan was to run around a nearby lake as my early morning run. (As it ended up raining all morning up there, I was glad I didn't.) Instead, I slept in my own bed and met up with the FNRC in the morning.
|L to R: Nicole R, Keith, Lori, Susan, me, Nicole C, and Amanda in front|
Thanks to Amanda for letting me snag the pic!
My goal was to complete 8 miles at 9:40 pace (according to the Runners World Smart Coach) and I was right on target. Since most of the FNRC was running the Rockdale Rambler 10k, it was a smaller than usual group for a Saturday. Most of the folks were looking to keep a 9:15-9:30 pace so I hung back a bit to keep my 9:40 target. One of the other ladies (Nicole R.) was on the same page as me so we stuck together the whole time and had a really great run.
During the run I tried a new pair of capris that I had gotten on the clearance rack at Kohl's. (I had a $10 off any $10 item coupon and they were on clearance for $12.80... Therefore they cost $3.00 total.) Upon trying them on, I instantly realized why they were on the clearance rack. They seemed to be made perfectly for my weirdly shaped bottom half. I was liking that! Until I went for a run and came home, concerned about my current swass situation and if the sweat marks had shown through the pants. Can you guess the answer? Yup, sweat marks around the underwear line. I did have to wear my jacket around my waist for part of the run which may have contributed to the extra sweat. Either way, I'm going to give them another try and see how it works out. I mean, for $3 it was worth a shot!
I'm currently on the lookout for a hat to wear while out running. I have a visor but despise it. I've been wanting a hat but the last few places I've looked (Target, Kohl's) didn't have any. I'd prefer to not resort to Dick's or Sports Authority since their stuff is usually pretty expensive. I'm open to suggestions! :)